Historic Resource Inventory Update
Santa Monica Citywide Survey Update
In 2016-2017, the City of Santa Monica will be conducting an update to the City’s Historic Resources Inventory. Working with a consultant team of Architectural Resources Group and Historic Resources Group, the project will consist of the creation of a comprehensive Citywide Historic Context Statement, and a Citywide Historic Resources Survey that will be used to update the City’s Historic Resources Inventory. The context statement and survey will consider properties constructed through 1977. The team will look at all property types – residential (single- and multi-family), commercial, industrial, and institutional (civic buildings, schools, social clubs, etc.), as well as historic sites and landscapes – and will evaluate properties for potential architectural, social, and cultural significance. The team will be conducting outreach throughout the project, both to keep the community apprised of the project status and solicit input on potentially significant properties and neighborhoods. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the mailing list for community outreach meetings, or watch this space for updates. Follow #samosurvey on social media on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for periodic updates and interesting finds.
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