Mixed-use development with art gallery planned for Santa Monica

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Developer wants to turn empty land on Broadway into three homes and an art gallery

By Dolores Quintana

An empty lot used to store vehicles for a car dealership at 1807 Broadway could become a mixed-use development with an art gallery, as reported Urbanizing Los Angeles. The idea was proposed to the Santa Monica Architectural Review Board on April 18.

The developer is Green Bus, LLC and they intend to build a two-story structure that would house three residential units on the second floor above a 3,350-foot recording studio and art gallery. squares. There would be 11 parking spaces in a ground level parking lot. The building is very close to Metro Memorial Park and 17th Street/SMC stations on the Metro Expo Line.

The designer is Los Angeles-based Rios, and the design is described as “separate rectangular volumes in a sequence of voids that reveal a solid timber frame.” which has a jagged roofline. The roof design would allow one of the apartments to have a roof terrace.

The development seen northwest of Broadway.

The proposed art gallery and recording studio would both be open to the public as a “cultural facility” according to the staff report.

Architectural Review Board staff recommend approval of this proposal and state that the project has “a clear three-dimensional concept, is appropriate in mass and scale for the site, and will serve to enhance pedestrian activity and orientation along this stretch of Broadway.”,

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