SANTA MONICA—The City of Santa Monica has bought lots in the downtown area and are asking for residents’ suggestions on what should be done with the purchased property.
The land that is the main area of focus is the northern block between Fourth and Fifth streets near Santa Monica Boulevard and Arizona Avenue.
City Planners will hold two workshops in order to obtain residents’ suggestions on what should be done with the land that would benefit the downtown area as well as the entire community.
The first workshop will be a Planning Commission meeting. The meeting took place on Wednesday, March 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Santa Monica Civic Center Auditorium located at 1855 Main St.
The second workshop will take place on Thursday, March 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Santa Monica Main Library located at 601 Santa Monica Blvd. and will be hosted by Downtown Santa Monica Inc.
While adhering to guidelines set by the Land Use and Circulation Element, City Planners intend to discuss the city’s history as well as future plans.
Topics covered will include parking, retail and residential uses, bicycle lanes and pedestrian walkways.
Those expected to attend the meeting are asked to R.S.V.P. at firstname.lastname@example.org. Automobile and bicycle parking is available. Big Blue Bus lines serve both the Santa Monica Civic Center and the Santa Monica Main Library.
Residents who may have a disability and are in need of specific accommodations are asked to call 310-458-8341 for assistance.