As has been widely reported, an application to raze the aging Seaport Marina Hotel at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Second Street and construct a retail complex in its place was recently submitted by Seaport Marina, LLC.
The new Project - the shoppes at 2nd and PCH - was described in the application as comprising, "172,000 square feet of first floor retail; 107,000 square feet of second floor retail; 28,000 square feet of second floor office; and a 3-story enclosed parking structure."
Based on the site plans, however, it looks like parking would be available from two structures: a 3-story parking ramp with rooftop parking (offering 1,020 spaces), and a 2-story parking ramp with rooftop parking (offering 330 spaces). Code for a project of this scope would require 1,274 spaces, and this project exceeds that by 76 spaces (parking information and calculations were contained on the site plan; I did not derive this information).
The Project would provide 3.23 acres of open space (30%), and would maintain a 20-foot setback from all streets. It's hard to tell from the elevation sections if the 35-foot height restriction is maintained. If a few building tops exceed it, it isn't by much.
Landscaping is intended to include a "wetlands plant palette" (seaside daisy, pacific coast iris and river birch, amongst others), a
"Marina planting palette," (deer grass, flax and Mexican
fan palms, amongst others), and a "retail street planting palette"
(flax, agava and tree aloe, amongst others). The landscaping includes numerous "wetlands hedges" wherein plants are grown vertically on a "planting screen."
The ground and upper level floor plans are provided below (clicking on the image will open it up in a larger window). As you can see from the ground level plan, Apple has been identified as a tenant in the retail "pod" fronting PCH, in the space closest to Second Street (the Apple logo was also superimposed on a building shown on the "enlarged east elevation" schematic). Based on the upper level plan, it would seem as though this project iteration also includes a Coastal Science Center - which can be found adjacent to the 3-story parking structure.