MacRumors and Curbed report that at the Santa Monica Planning Commission, Apple has proposed a beautiful new Apple Retail Store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California. The proposal is from an unnamed retailer who is looking to construct a 8,084 square foot commercial building. Located on the Third Street Promenade, the shop would replace an existing three-story building that was used to be a Borders Bookstore. Also, the 34-foot-high store would feature a gorgeous transparent glass ceiling.
The applicant’s name is listed under the name “Howard Robinson” and the property owner as ASB/Blatteis Promenade Holdings, LLC. However, the renderings of the store make it clear that this is an Apple Retail store.
In addition, the proposal also revealed that the applicant will encourage its employees to use alternative transportation to get to work, offering a $100-per-month transit subsidy toward public transportation fares, as well as a $20-per-month bicycle reimbursement. Bicycle parking has also been proposed for inclusion at the facility’s basement level.
Apple does have a retail store on Third Street Promenade, but is known to get crowded on weekends. Also, Apple is currently working on renovating the Fifth Avenue Store and a new store in Grand Central.