Bergamot Area Plan

The Bergamot Area Plan, adopted September 10, 2013, is a focused planning effort called for in the 2010 LUCE intended to give voice to community preferences for land uses, circulation networks, infrastructure, parking strategies, open space, the arts, and design of buildings in the mixed-use, transit-oriented Bergamot area. The Plan was partially funded by a HUD Community Challenges  grant encouraging compact, mixed-use development linked to transit. The Bergamot Area Plan was initiated to help transition 142.5 acres of former industrial land into a walkable, sustainable, and innovative complete neighborhood.

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Workshops & Milestones

Tue Sep 10, 2013

City Council Adopts the Bergamot Area Plan

The Council adopted the Bergamot Area Plan at its September 10th, 2013 meeting. The implementing ordinance will become effective in late October, clearing the way for new uses and projects to create a sustainable and pedestrian-oriented “complete neighborhood” around the Bergamot Expo Line Station that will serve thousands of residents and employees with amenities that put local needs within easy walking and biking distance.

Tue Mar 12, 2013

City Council: Draft Bergamot Area Plan

A City Council hearing on the Draft Bergamot Area Plan.

Wed Feb 20, 2013

Planning Commission: Presentation of Draft Plan (Continuation)

At a third meeting on February 13, 2013, Part 3 of the Bergamot Area Plan was presented.

Wed Feb 13, 2013

Planning Commission: Presentation of Draft Plan

At a second meeting February 13th 2013, Part 2 of the Bergamot Area Plan was presented.

Wed Dec 12, 2012

Planning Commission: Presentation on Core Components

On December 12th, 2012 staff and consultants presented Part 1 of the core components of the Bergamot Area Plan to the Planning Commission. These included: urban form, land use and economic sustainability, parking and financing.

Wed May 16, 2012

Planning Commission: Presentation on Preliminary Framework

On May 16th, 2012 staff and consultants presented draft urban form, street and parking network and open space concepts to the Planning Commission. Together, these concepts form the early framework for the creation of the Bergamot Area Plan.

Mon Apr 23, 2012

Workshop #5: Designing the Districts

The fifth community workshop was held on Monday, April 23rd at the Civic Auditorium. Over 80 participants turned out to discuss and help design a district-wide concept that merges previous community input to transition the former industrial areas into a creative and sustainable mixed-use destination.

Tue Feb 07, 2012

Workshop #4: Community Benefits

On February 7th, 2012 staff gave a presentation on Community Benefits, which asked participants to provide detail on previously identified priorities for the Bergamot Area. Several comments regarding the LUCE Tier Strategy were brought forward during the meeting. For the purpose of clarification, the following slides have been developed to elucidate the relationship between discretionary increases in height and the provision of community benefits in projects.

Wed Dec 07, 2011

Workshop #3:

The third community workshop was held on Wednesday, December 7th at Lincoln Middle School. Over 75 participants turned out to discuss a range of concepts that were presented for future redevelopment of the City-owned portion of Bergamot Art Center.

Thu Oct 13, 2011

Neighborhood Meeting: Pico Neighborhood Association

Wed Jul 13, 2011

Workshop #2: Creative Economy

The second community workshop was held on Wednesday, July 13th at Pier 59 Studios at Bergamot Station. Over 125 participants turned out to discuss a sustainable future for the Bergamot Art Center, and to discuss expanding the creative economy into the Bergamot Transit Village and Mixed-Use Creative Districts.

Thu Feb 17, 2011

Workshop #1: Bergamot Transit Village

The first community workshop was held on Thursday, February 17th at Pier 59 Studios at Bergamot Station. Over 150 participants turned out to discuss the Transit Village concept, and to provide comments on the way the area should look, feel and function.

Contact

Peter James, Senior Strategic Planner

(310) 458-8341

bergamotplan@smgov.net

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