A nondescript commercial building at 15th Street and Broadway in Santa Monica will be converted into office space with street-fronting retail, according to plans that were presented this week to the Santa Monica Architectural Review Board.
Red Car Properties, the Los Angeles-based real estate firm behind the project, is planning a 1,172-square-foot, one-story addition to the building, which was most recently home to a business selling automotive and industrial paint. The proposed development would result in approximately 6,029 square feet of rentable office space and just under 700 square feet of ground-floor restaurant space.
RAC Design Build has created a contemporary look for the expansion, with an exterior of unpainted wood, steel, and concrete.
A staff report to the ARB recommended that the project should be approved.
Red Car, which is headquartered in Chinatown, specializes in rehabilitating existing buildings in similar form to 1501 Broadway.
- Santa Monica Archive (Urbanize LA)