City Council Action: Contract Awarded to Walker Parking Consultants/Engineers Inc. to prepare a Parking Study for Development of the Civic Center Multipurpose Sports FieldsRead More
The airplanes have been cleared and the gates open to the east 6 acre parcel of the future Airport Park Expansion site allowing public access for unprogrammed recreational use, including roller-blading, bicycle training for families and romantic sunset enjoyment.
The Airport Interim Open Space is open daily, sunrise to sunset.Read More
City Council Action: After hearing testimony from more than 50 community members, field proponents, Civic Auditorium advocates, and representatives from the Santa Monica Courthouse and legal community...Read More
The City of Santa Monica released a Notice of Preparation (NOP) of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Airport Park Expansion Project to provide interested parties with information describing the proposed project and its potential environmental effects. The EIR will address the proposed project's effects in various environmental issues areas, including air quality, land use and planning, construction, noise, greenhouse gas emissions, transportation/circulation, hazards and hazardous materials, and mandatory findings of significance.
The NOP comment period is 30 days as required by CEQA Guidelines Section 15082. Comments may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:30 PM on Saturday, April 08, 2017. Additionally, a public scoping meeting will be held on March 21, 2017 at 6:00 PM a the SMC Bundy Campus (Room 239).Read More
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education discussed options related to the Samohi Campus Plan, with one option including a partnership with the City of Santa Monica to construct a permanent multi-use sports field on the Civic Center parking lot with two levels of subterranean parking. The Board directed District staff to work with City staff to identify a way to facilitate the construction of Phases 1 and 2 of the Samohi Campus Plan in addition to constructing the permanent Civic Center sports field.Read More
Council directed staff to:
- Reissue the Request for Proposals to a wider range of potential firms for the design of the temporary field in an effort to identify a fee proposal that is aligned with the $200,000 budget in the FY16-17 CIP budget;
- Initiate discussions of the temporary field with Coastal Commission staff;
Continue discussions with SMMUSD staff with the intent to return to Council with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to outline issues to be addressed and formalize discussions with SMMUSD for a partnership project in the Civic Center that would include subterranean parking and a permanent multi-purpose sports field with associated permanent amenities.
At the Council budget study session, funding totaling $200,000 was identified in FY16-17 as part of the FY16-18 Capital Improvement Program for design of the field. Council adopted a motion directing staff to earmark funds for the construction of the Civic Center multi-purpose sports field and to provide quarterly updates to Council on the status of the project to ensure that it moves forward as quickly as possible.Read More
Council directed staff to explore the possibility of placing a temporary field at the corner of 4th and Pico Blvd., to work with partners such as the School District and College on funding options and to return to Council in May with cost estimates.Read More