Back in October, developer Trammell Crow bought the old headquarters for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (the Grammy people) at Pico and 34th in Santa Monica, but it was unclear what they might do with the site. Now TC has submitted plans to tear the old offices down and build a four-story building with 300 new rental units and 5,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor, birdies in the SaMo planning department tell us. Plans also call for two levels of underground parking with 554 spaces. While there was talk of Trammell Crow bringing (or leaving) offices, maybe in the form of live/work units, it sounds like this is going to be more of a conventional Santa Monica mixed-user. However, the parking situation will be one to watch, as Pico and 34th is about half a mile from the Expo Line's eventual Bundy station, but practically on top of the 10 Freeway. A community meeting for the project will be held tomorrow, but the city hasn't yet set a date to consider the matter. NARAS moved to Olympic back in 2009 and the HQ has been empty and sad since.
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