The Santa Monica City Council isn’t just approving plans for a new Frank Gehry–designed mixed-use complex on Ocean Avenue, they’re ecstatic to see it built. In a city hearing on July 14th, Mayor Pro Tempore Kristin McCowan called Gehry’s design “a love letter to Santa Monica,” and thanked the architect for his dedication to the project.
Worthe Real Estate Group, the project’s developer, commissioned the design from Gehry in 2013 as a way to revitalize Santa Monica’s downtown economy, aiming to create a location for retail, restaurant, and residential space. Nearly 10 years later, and with the construction start growing nearer, the company expects to break ground in early 2025.
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