Iconic Coast Village Building Slated for Remodel

By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   December 20, 2018
The building at 1250 Coast Village Road has not been remodeled since it was built in 1991; it is slated for a remodel early next year

The iconic building at 1250 Coast Village Road is slated for a refresh next year. The Warner Group Architects firm, which has been a tenant in the building for 20 years, is designing the remodeling project, which architect Thiep Cung calls a “complete face lift.” 

The building was finished in 1991, and has been home to several long-term tenants including the Warner Group, Village Properties, and Trattoria Mollie, which moved out of the building earlier this year. “It’s such an ideal location, being on the sunny side of the street,” Cung said. “It just needs a nice refresh, as it’s had a lot of wear and tear.”

The project plans include a completely revamped exterior façade, including a new paint job and color scheme with warm grey tones, new exterior tile floors in a porcelain herringbone pattern, remodeled roof to a more contemporary patina standing seam roof, replacement of the awnings, and a new landscape plan, designed by Susan Van Atta. The landscape plan includes drought tolerant plantings, as well as adding foliage to help screen the exterior ramp walls. Faux grass will be removed, and the existing eucalyptus trees will be worked into the plans. The project will also bring the bathrooms up to ADA compliance, as well as replace the elevator, widen the ramps, and add ADA van parking in the downstairs parking lot. “We are just modernizing it and bringing it up to current  standards,” Cung said. The project is being managed by Kathleen Fahey, who called the project an “exciting revitalization.” 

The Warner Group’s renderings show an updated façade with new color scheme, new roof, and updated landscaping, among ADA interior improvements

The plans for the remodel were in front of the City’s Architectural Board of Review earlier this month, and will be back for more conceptual review in January. The project will not need to be seen by the Planning Commission, as no square footage is being added. 

Current tenants include Village Properties, Riskin Partners, Synergy Lending, and the Warner Group. The spaces formerly occupied by Mollie’s are currently up for lease. 


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