Step Up on 5th is a mixed-use residential building in the heart of Santa Monica, built to serve people suffering from mental illness and homelessness. The project’s non-profit client, Step Up on Second, has long been a presence in Santa Monica, with a facility on Second Avenue providing services for mentally ill individuals. The new five-story, 31,600 square foot building on Fifth Avenue doubles the agency’s housing capacity, and also includes parking and a ground-floor retail space and art gallery. The structure offers 46 residential units. Pugh + Scarpa project.