• Rendering courtesy of Sora Images.

Ocean Avenue

Santa Monica, CA

Business Type

New mixed-use complex with green spaces


441,912 square feet

The Ocean Avenue buildings will include:

  • 120-key hotel with a spa, meeting, and banquet space;

  • 100 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments with 25 deed-restricted affordable units (priced for renters earning 30, 50, and 80 percent of the area median income level), and 19 rent-controlled units;

  • Approximately 36,100 square feet of retail, restaurant, and commercial space;

  • Subterranean parking for up to 285 vehicles;

  • 35,500 square feet for a “Cultural Uses Campus” that includes a new museum building and the preservation, adaptive reuse, and onsite repositioning of two designated City Landmark Buildings; and

  • 5,000-square-foot, publicly accessible rooftop observation deck.


Gehry Partners


Worthe Real Estate Group



  • Pursuing LEED Platinum

Progress Report

  • Aims to be Net Zero Energy by incorporating solar infrastructure and onsite facilities to capture and reuse rainwater.

  • Complies with Santa Monica’s water neutrality ordinance and will use 15% less energy than required by the 2019 California Energy Code (except for EV infrastructure) and includes a Marine Debris Reduction Program (MDRP).

Special features

  • The mechanical systems design for this project, pursuing LEED Platinum, meets project goals related to energy efficiency, operational flexibility, acoustics, indoor air quality, aesthetics and thermal comfort.

  • The public benefits agreement with the City of Santa Monica accounts for the provision of affordable housing and the museum.