Community Meeting for the Ocean Avenue Project 101 Santa Monica BLVD

UPDATED MEETING INFORMATION     Location has been changed…

Community Meeting Notices for The 1820 & 1826 14th Street Project

Meeting #1 January 11th, 2018 6:00-8:30 PM

Meeting #2 January 18th, 2018 6:00-8:00PM

Location: Community Corporation of Santa Monica Conference Room

1820 14th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90404

Community Meeting for The Ocean Avenue Project at
101 Santa Monica Boulevard

January 11, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Santa Monica Main Library:  Multi-Purpose Room, 2nd Floor
601 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90401
You are invited to attend a community meeting to preview the updated concept plans for a proposed new mixed-use hotel, cultural, retail, and residential development designed by Frank Gehry (“Ocean Avenue Project”) at 101 Santa Monica Boulevard. The project site is approximately two acres in size and located at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Ocean Avenue. A Development Agreement application was originally submitted by M. David Paul Associates in February 2013. City review of the earlier-proposed design was put on hold pending completion of the Downtown Community Plan, which was adopted the City Council in August 2017.  Now that the Downtown Community Plan has been enacted, this revised proposal has been submitted in compliance with the standards for seeking discretionary approval for a project on this site, one of the three Large Established Sites identified in the DCP.

The proposed revised project consists of the following components: a new hotel, 40,000 SF museum, 79 for-rent residential apartments, 24,700 SF retail, 3,500 SF public observation deck on top of the hotel building, and approximately 25% open space at the ground level. The project also includes retention and rehabilitation of two City-designated Landmark buildings.  The proposed maximum height is 130 feet and the Floor Area Ratio of developed space to size of the site is approximately 2.6.

This community meeting is the part of the preliminary concept phase of the Development Agreement process where residents, property owners, and interested parties are introduced to the proposal and have the opportunity to provide direct feedback to the developer and to City staff regarding the project’s conceptual design, size, mix of uses, and proposed community benefits.  This meeting is also the first step in the Development Agreement “float-up” process and occurs prior to the Planning Commission and City Council discussions of the concept plans.  The holding of this meeting is not an official endorsement of this project by the City nor an indication that the project will ultimately be approved in any form — it is simply a preliminary step in the process of ensuring public transparency at the beginning of a lengthy process of public review of the applicant’s proposal.

For more information, please contact Roxanne Tanemori, AICP, Principal Planner, at (310) 458-8341 or via e-mail at roxanne.tanemori@smgov.net.  RSVP is appreciated via e-mail or by telephone.

The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, please contact (310) 458-8341 or (310) 458-8696 TTY at least 72 hours in advance. Every attempt will made to provide the requested accommodation.

ESPANOL: Esto es una noticia de una reunión de la comunidad para revisar el diseño de la applicaciónes proponiendo desarrollo en Santa Monica.  Si deseas más información, favor de llamar a Carmen Gutierrez en la División de Planificación al número (310) 458-8341.