March 27, 2018 - City Council Adopts Resolution Certifying EIR for Airport Park Expansion

The City of Santa Monica City Council adopted a resolution certifying the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Airport Park Expansion project, and a resolution adopting the Statement of Overriding Considerations and Mitigation Monitoring Program to approve the project.

City Council Agenda Item 8.B

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Airport Interim Open Space - Now Open

Airport Interim Open Space - Now Open

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.

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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 rachel.kwok@smgov.net 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). 

>>More information on the NOP and EIR

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Thank You For Kicking Off Airport Park Expansion Design

Thank You For Kicking Off Airport Park Expansion Design

Last Saturday's event for expansion of Airport Park drew more than 80 Santa Monicans interested in finding out more and sharing their thoughts. Architect Mark Rios kicked it off with an overview of the project and design concepts, sparking a lively exchange of ideas. People weighed in on everything from overall design to specific details, activities, and more. 

Community members who were unable to join us in person will soon have a chance to weigh in online by early next week. Check back - more coming soon!

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Designer Chosen for Airport Park Expansion

Santa Monica City Council awarded the contract for design of the Airport Park Expansion Project to Rios Clementi Hale Studios. The multidisciplinary design firm will also conduct a feasibility study for the project. Following a competitive process, Rios Cleimenti Hale Studios was chosen based on their understanding of the project, track record with projects of similar size and scope, and previous experience with government agencies and community engagement processes. Their previous work in Santa Monica includes Euclid Park and Douglas Park.

Staff Report to City Council (Item 3B)

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