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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Mia Lehrer + Associates To Design 'Buffer Park'

Mia Lehrer + Associates has been selected to design a new park in the buffer zone between the future Expo maintenance yards and surrounding neighborhood. Fourteen proposals were received in response to the RFP. Mia Lehrer + Associates was chosen based on their experience with innovative public engagement processes and civic design, and their sensitive, insightful analysis of the project site. 

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City Acquires the 'Buffer Zone'

As part of the Expo Line project, Santa Monica City Council approved a trade that could potentially add over 2 acres to Santa Monica's open space system (pending community input on use). This buffer zone will be adjacent to the new light rail line. A community engagement process will be held to determine how the land should be used.

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