Colorado Esplanade

Project Information

A newly designed promenade will be created to connect the Expo Light Rail station to Ocean Avenue, the Pier, and the future Palisades Garden Walk park. The reconfigured roadway will expand bicycle and pedestrian facilities and increase landscaping and public art to create a visual and functional focal point between the Downtown and Civic Center. The renowned landscape architecture firm Peter Walker Partners will lead the design team. The project construction is partially funded by a grant from Metro.

Construction for this project is anticipated to begin in early 2015 and be completed by early 2016, in advance of the Expo light rail completion.



Know Before You Go

This project is not currently under construction.

Project Videos

Comments and Concerns

We want to hear from you. To ask a question, share a concern, or give input 24/7, GO (Government Outreach System) logouse our GO System

SMAlerts_bugSM Alerts

Stay Informed: Sign up for email and text messages about this project.

Estimated Project Timeline

timeline thumbnail
Project Timeline >>>

Other Resources

May 14, 2013 City Council Staff Report

March 19, 2013 City Council Staff Report

June 6, 2012 Planning Commission Staff Report and Attachment

February 14, 2012 City Council Staff Report

February 1, 2012 Planning Commission Staff Report

January 21, 2012 Community Workshop Notice

October 26, 2011 Community Workshop Notice

Project Contacts

Planning and Community Development Department:
Joanna Hankamer, Senior Planner, 310-458-2275

Public Works: 
Zach Pollard, Civil Engineering Associate, 310-458-8721

1685 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90401 · (310) 458-8411 · TTY (310) 917-6626