A presentation to the Santa Monica Architectural Review Board has unveiled plans for a new office building just west of Memorial Park.
The proposed development, slated for an approximately 15,000-square-foot site at 1645 Euclid Street, calls for the construction of a three-story edifice featuring 26,289 square feet of office space atop a three-level, 90-car basement parking garage. The project would replace two small industrial buildings.
Designed by 11kps and Loescher Meachem Architects, the building is depicted with a barrel roof and an exterior of brick, concrete, and wood. A staff report to the Architectural Review Board describes the project's main entrance as its most notable feature, but states that its design may disrupt the overall facade and conflict with the barrel roof form. The report recommends that the Board provide direction regarding the entry feature, as well as how to integrate mechanical equipment and solar panels with its sloping roof line.
The property owner is listed as Encino-based entity Untold Sums, LLC.
A block east of the project site, Memorial Park a phased expansion and redesign of Memorial Park which could take up to six years at a price tag as high as $116 million.
Both the park and the site of the office building sit a short walk from Metro's 17th Street/Santa Monica College light rail station.
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