Frank Gehry is designing a new 22-story tower that developers want to build in downtown Santa Monica, near the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, according to the official website for the project. The structure will feature space for a hotel and condominiums, as well as restaurant and retail space.
The Ocean Avenue project, which was first reported by the Santa Monica Daily Press, represents the first architectural initiative by Gehry in Santa Monica in more than two decades. The renowned architect, who turned 84 last week, lives in Santa Monica and his offices are in Los Angeles.
The developers of the project are M. David Paul Associates and the Worthe Real Estate Group. In addition to the tower, the developers are also planning to create a museum campus that will feature exhibition space.