A proposed expansion of a low-rise office complex near Metro's 26th Street/Bergamot Station could break ground as early as 2022, according to a draft environmental impact report published in November by the City of Santa Monica.

The project, which is being developed by Los Angeles-based Kilroy Realty Corp., would rise from a parking lot adjacent to a three-story office building at 1633 26th Street.  Plans call for the renovation of the existing 45,000-square-foot structure, as well as the addition of new three- and four-story buildings containing just over 125,000 square feet of leasable space.

Plans also call for excavating three basement levels to add a 399-car carage to the property.

Belzberg Architects and RELM are designing the project, which is described as a campus-style setting centered on a landscaped courtyard which opens to Pennsylvania Avenue.  The new and existing buildings would be clad in a combination of brick and dark metal siding, with a series of setbacks used to create balconies and amenity decks.

Per the environmental study, construction of the office complex is expected to occur over a roughly two-year period, concluding in the second quarter of 2024.

Kilroy Realty, which develops mixed-use projects in several West Coast markets, is currently wrapping construction at a Netflix-anchored office and residential complex in Hollywood, and is slated to expand the Blackwelder campus in Culver City.