Frank Gehry: Almost An Affordable Housing Prophet In His Own Country

Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica photo by Kent Kanouse is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Skeptical neighbours of a man hailed as “the greatest architect of our time” put Frank Gehry once again through the NIMBY wringer. He was promoting a revised Santa Monica urban development project that was first proposed in 2013. Criticisms from the community have been incorporated in the latest unveiling, with changes that include an increase in affordable housing units.

Has Gehry reached the impossible status of “a prophet in his own country” yet? Not quite, but he’s getting warmer. Read more in the Santa Monica Daily Press:  No home field advantage for new Frank Gehry project