Local developer Faring has unveiled plans for a new office project in West Hollywood, built around the French Market building at 7985 Santa Monica Boulevard.

BIlled as West Hollywood's first ground-up office development since the Pacific Design Center's Red Building, the project will incorporate the 1936 grocery store as its centerpiece.   The proposed developed would raze a surface parking lot adjacent to the historic building for a four-story structure featuring creative offices above ground-floor restaurant space.

R&A Architecture + Design is designing the project, which would feature setbacks and outdoor terraces along the property's Santa Monica Boulevard frontage.

A statement released by the West Hollywood Hollywood Preservation alliance praises the French Market development for retaining the historic elements of the existing building.

An official project website provides additional information.

Rendering by R&A Design
Rendering by R&A Design
Rendering by R&A Design
Rendering by R&A Design

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