The Ocean Avenue Project

Santa Monica

Merging world-class urban design with historic preservation in the heart of downtown to create an iconic property that celebrates Santa Monica, architecture and culture.

Museum Campus
Landmarked Buildings
Public Observation Deck
Rental Apartments
Ground Floor Retail
Ground Floor Restaurants

A world-class design for a downtown location

Located in downtown Santa Monica, bordered by Second Street to the east, Santa Monica Boulevard to the south and Ocean Avenue to the west, the Ocean Avenue Project is located on one of a limited number of downtown 'opportunity sites' and will be designed by one of the world's most respected architects, Frank Gehry and Gehry Partners.

A 125-room, 244-foot mixed-use hotel and residential building with restaurant and retail that will create jobs and generate significant annual tax revenues that will strengthen the local economy.

Residential housing to include affordable housing, replacement rent-controlled apartment units and 22 condominium units available for purchase.

What is an opportunity site?

An opportunity site is a site designated by the city as having special significance within Santa Monica.

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A public rooftop observation deck

that will offer city residents and visitors the chance to enjoy spectacular views and Pacific Coast sunsets.

A three building museum campus, open to the public, that will include

a new Gehry-designed exhibition space in addition to the integration of two existing landmarked structures that will be preserved and adaptively reused. All three buildings will be set around a newly landscaped open space, also accessible to the public.

Street-level restaurants and retail

with a widened pedestrian zone to activate the city streets investing in the pedestrian-driven character of Santa Monica.