Expo Buffer Zone Will Become a Park

It's official! The community has spoken and the 'buffer zone' between the future Expo maintenance facility and surrounding neighborhood will become a park. The recommendation to City Council for use of the space to create a new park followed a series of community workshops held in 2011 regarding use of the site and other good neighbor agreements with Expo. 

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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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