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SaMo's Planners Weighing 32 Developments: From Lincoln Makeover to Bowling Alley Mixed-Use

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Developers hoping to build in Santa Monica were busy at the end of the year, submitting seven new proposals in the final weeks of 2012; the city now has 32 developments to consider, Santa Monica Patch reports (the city council is thinking about mandating more time for feedback from the Architectural Review Board and Planning Commission, which would slow down development; they're even looking into a moratorium on development applications). In the meantime, the city is sifting through the 32 proposals, many of which call for mixed-use apartment and condo buildings, mostly clustered on Lincoln, which could use a makeover, and Colorado, along the route of the under-construction Expo Line. One development on Pico would take over the AMF Bayshore Lanes bowling alley and turn it into a two-story mixed-user with 91 apartments. "Whether it's going to stay a bowling alley ... that I'm no sure about," city planner Tony Kim tells Patch.
· Santa Monica Now Juggling 32 Development Applications [Patch]
· Panic as SaMo Considers Halting Development Agreements [Curbed LA]