A property near Santa Monica's Memorial Park which was most recently used as a vehicle tow yard could be redeveloped with office space.

The project, as detailed in plans presented to the Santa Monica Architectural Review Board, would rise at 1640-1644 14th Street.  Local developer Redcar Properties proposes to raze all existing improvements - including a small brick building and a parking area - to make way for the construction of a three-story structure featuring 18,742 square feet of office space above 3,600 square feet of ground-floor retail and 61 basement parking stalls.

HGA is designing the proposed development, which is described would have a C-shaped footprint and a glass exterior.  Its street-facing facade would employ an aluminum curtain wall system, setting it apart from its 20th century industrial surroundings.

The presentation to the Architectural Review Board is intended for feedback purposes.  No vote on the design concept is scheduled at this point in time.

The project site is located directly across the alley Euclid Court from a similar development planned by Untold Sums, LLC.  Plans call for a second three-story structure containing just over 26,000 square feet of offices.

Memorial Park, he 10-acre green space located east across 14th Street, is also slated for changes in the coming years.  A proposed $116-million makeover of the park would expand its footprint and redesign its open space amenities.

Redcar is developing similar office and retail projects at several sites in Southern California, including a new development now under construction on Adams Boulevard.