A pair of 1950s light industrial building in Santa Monica could make way for a new office complex, according to a presentation scheduled for the February 21 meeting of the Santa Monica Architectural Review Board.
Redcar Properties, the developer of the proposed project at 3122 Nebraska Avenue, is seeking approvals for the construction of a new is seeking approvals for the construction of a new four-story building which would feature more than 75,000 square feet of offices atop a three-level, 151-car subterranean parking garage.
HGA is designing the building, which would be composed of concrete and features a series of terrace decks and setbacks - including a habitable rooftop. Plans also call for a large courtyard along the
"Methodic shifts of the areas of enclosure provide modulation on the upper floors and enables integration of outdoor spaces in the form of shaded terraces and protruding balconies," reads a staff report to the Architectural Review Board. "Operable windows, roof deck space, and outdoor stairs further bring engage the outdoors with the office environment. The landscaping is varied, textured, and provides some visual accent against the monochromatic concrete and dark frame features."
The building, which is described as having a material palette that is generally consistent with the design guidelines for the Bergamot Area Plan, would be clad in concrete, metal, and wood.
The presentation to the Architectural Review Board is for feedback, and no vote on the design concept is scheduled at this point in time.
The development site at Nebraska Avenue and Franklin Street sits just east of a site slated for what may be the largest residential project in Santa Monica history. At 3030 Nebraska Avenue, a Builder's Remedy application could result in the construction of a 15-story building featuring a total of 2,000 residential units.
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