Notice of Preparation (NOP) - Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

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 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). 

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November 28, 2016 Update

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. 

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October 25, 2016 Council Study Session Update

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.

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May 24, 2016 Update

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. 

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