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Old August 8th, 2013, 10:08 PM   #1
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LOS ANGELES | Ocean Avenue Project | 244ft | 22 fl | Pro

This new tower in Santa Monica is designed by Frank Gehry.



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Frank Gehry Designing Hotel Tower and Art Museum For SaMo

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Whoa: starriest starchitect Frank Gehry is designing a 22-story tower on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, according to plans submitted today. The Santa Monica Daily Press reports that the tower will house a 125-room hotel and 22 condos, plus two stories of retail and restaurants, and a three-floor subterranean parking garage with 460 spaces. But wait! There's more. A 36,000-square-foot art museum, incorporating two landmarked structures, is planned for next door. Finally, there are also plans for a separate apartment building on Second Street to meet the project's affordable housing requirement (and replace 19 rent-controlled units that would be lost to the development). The project is being developed by M. David Paul Associates--which owns the site--and the Worthe Real Estate Group. *The tower would not actually be taller than the 21-story building recently proposed for the Fairmont Miramar Hotel site--despite having one more story, it would come in about 18 feet shorter.

The wavy 244-foot tower would be set back from the street, behind the planned retail component. The all-white design is meant to "play off of other prominent Santa Monica buildings, and attempt[s] to marry an art deco feel with Gehry's distinctive style." The developers spent six years cooking up the $72 million project, though the plans did not include a museum until two years ago.

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Santa Monica About to Debate 3 Huge Gamechanging Plans

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While the slackers on the LA City Council take the week off, Santa Monica's city councilmembers are gearing up for some big planning votes that could have a major impact on the city. Must be those ocean breezes keeping them productive. According to the Santa Monica Daily Press, there are three key meetings scheduled for this week. Here's what's up for debate at each:

City Council meeting: On Tuesday, the council will take up the much-ballyhooed Downtown Specific Plan, which is intended to create a "a thriving, mixed-use urban environment that provides multiple opportunities for living, working, entertainment and enrichment." It's been in the works since 2011, and will set new standards on height limits and density (among other things) while aiming to protect Santa Monica's character and reduce car trips. That should be easy, then. The DSP is expected to include much higher height limits at eight "opportunity sites," which would open the door for Frank Gehry's proposed Ocean Avenue Project and the controversial Fairmont Miramar tower.

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SaMo Loves Huge Gehry Designs But Wants "More Gehry-ness"



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Santa Monica's Architecture Review Board gave a big thumbs up to the Ocean Avenue Project, the proposed luxury hotel/condo/museum development designed by Frank Gehry. The 244-foot tower would dwarf the height limit suggested by the downtown area's specific plan, but that was not of concern to the board members. This is Frank ******* Gehry we're talking about! According to the Santa Monica Daily Press, board chair Lynn Robb thinks that there's no reason to fear the proposed height, though "if someone else with less imagination was utilizing the site, the proposed structure would just look massive." But she also wants "to see more Gehry-ness."
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