Portion of Eastbound Colorado Avenue to Close Permanently
Construction of the Colorado Esplanade project will soon be underway. Beginning March 26, 2015, the eastbound lanes on Colorado Avenue between 4th Street and Ocean Avenue will close permanently, leaving westbound traffic only. Businesses will remain open during construction.
Ocean Avenue and 4th Street will remain open to traffic, as will the westbound lanes along Colorado Avenue, but drivers are asked to use Broadway and Olympic Boulevards for eastbound trips.
The project will create a unique streetscape between 4th Street and Ocean Avenue, including:
- Protected pedestrian and cycling lanes
- Wider sidewalks
- Benches and bike racks
- Festival lighting
- Decorative paving
- Simpler traffic flow
Short-Term Rental Rules Clarified
On May 12th, 2015 the Santa Monica City Council adopted the "Home-Sharing Ordinance," which clarifies existing prohibitions against Vacation Rentals and imposes new regulations on Home-Sharing. A
Home-Sharing informational web page
has been developed to provide tenants and owners with preliminary information on these new regulations.
2015 Zoning Ordinance Update Approved by Council
On May 12, 2015, Santa Monica City Council approved the 2015 Zoning Ordinance update. The second reading will take place on June 23, 2015. More more information, please visit our
Zoning Ordinance update page
It's a Breeze! Council Selects Name for Bikeshare System.
At its February 10, 2015 meeting, Santa Monica City Council selected "Breeze" as the name of the City's Bikeshare system, out of dozens of suggested names from residents. The City continues to seek suggestions for hub locations that will serve every resident who will use the system to commute, do errands, or substitute a bikeshare bike for any trip they would otherwise make by car. Please participate now through our Suggest a Hub location tool.
For more information about the Bikeshare program, please visit our Bikeshare page.
Lincoln Neighborhood Corridor Plan
The Lincoln Neighborhood Corridor Plan (The LiNC) has moved into its preliminary design phase in collaboration with community and neighborhood groups, local businesses and a variety of City departments. Ultimately, the LiNC will develop a roadmap for improving conditions for Lincoln Blvd. businesses and nearby residents south of the I-10 Freeway.
This unique project goes beyond enhancing sidewalks, landscaping and right-of-way design by integrating additional tools to help local entrepreneurs thrive and contribute to a cohesive business community that better serves nearby residents and visitors. With a strong focus on beautification and the pedestrian experience, the LiNC will also address concerns related to traffic and congestion, safety, transit ridership, and parking.
For more information, please visit the project webpage and sign up to receive notifications and updates about how you can join the growing list of interested residents and businesses who want to help improve conditions on this important City street.
Submit comments to Peter James at email@example.com.
Draft Downtown Specific Plan Published
two years of public input, the Draft Downtown Specific Plan was published on
February 21, 2014 for public review and discussion. The Draft Downtown Specific Plan implements
2010 Land Use and Circulation Element
vision for Downtown through a set of actions that address urban
form, circulation, open space, arts and culture, economic sustainability,
housing and historic preservation. The Plan can be read and downloaded on the
Downtown Specific Plan page
Hard copies are also available for
review at City libraries and at City Hall. Comments on the Draft Downtown
Specific Plan can be sent to Kyle Ferstead at
Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) is being prepared for the Draft
Downtown Specific Plan and will include a public comment period beginning with
release of the Draft PEIR.