Memorial Park Neighborhood Plan
Participate by taking the Memorial Park Neighborhood Plan Survey!
The integrated land use and transportation policy of the 2010 Land Use and Circulation Element (LUCE) highlighted the need for the Memorial Park Neighborhood Plan to create strong connections to major destinations in the area, parkland and existing neighborhoods with particular focus on urban design and place-making. The Plan will combine strategies to create multi-modal access to the Light Rail station, shared parking on key sites, and neighborhood integration of the future improved Memorial Park open space including greening of freeway connections. The planning area for the Memorial Park Activity Center is located in the center of Santa Monica, including Memorial Park, the future Exposition Light Rail station at 17th Street and Colorado, the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District headquarters and existing residential and commercial uses, and will be influenced by the nearby Santa Monica College and UCLA and St. John’s hospitals.
Grant funding for the Memorial Park Neighborhood Plan project was awarded by the California State Strategic Growth Council, which supports sustainable neighborhoods through integrated land use and transportation planning.
Workshops & Milestones
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Architectural Review Board Meeting
The Architectural Review Board reviewed the emerging themes and ideas for the Memorial Park Neighborhood Draft Plan on Monday, August 4th, 2014.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Pico Neighborhood Association Meeting
On July 24th, 2014, staff met with the Pico Neighborhood Association to provide an update on the project and to present the central themes and draft concepts of the emerging Plan.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Mid City Neighbors Meeting
On July 21st, 2014, staff met with Mid City Neighbors to provide an update on the project and to present the central themes and draft concepts of the emerging Plan.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Recreation and Parks Commission Meeting
The Recreation and Parks Commission reviewed the emerging themes and ideas for the Memorial Park Neighborhood Draft Plan on Thursday, July 17th, 2014.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Planning Commission: Presentation of Emerging MPNP
On July 9th, 2014, staff and consultants presented the emerging Memorial Park Neighborhood Plan (MPNP) to Planning Commission.
Wed Feb 05, 2014
A youth workshop was held on Wednesday, February 5th from 4:00-6:00pm at the Police Activities League (PAL) Gym at Memorial Park. Over 25 local area youth from PAL, CREST Enrichment, and Virginia Avenue Park turned out to participate in a walkabout tour and group model-building exercise.
Thu Jan 16, 2014
Community Workshop #2
The second community workshop was held on Thursday, January 16th from 6:30-9:30pm at the East Wing of the Civic Center. Over 50 participants turned out to review options for making great places and experiences and discuss potential neighborhood uses, open space, parking, circulation, infrastructure, and Expo integration.
Mon Oct 14, 2013
Community Workshop #1
The first community workshop was held on Monday, October 14th from 6:30-9:30pm at the Crossroads Community Room. Over 60 participants turned out to share their thoughts about the area around the future 17th Street Expo Light Rail Station and Memorial Park and provide ideas for connectivity to the station, park space, community facilities, and neighborhood character.
Tue Sep 17, 2013
Memorial Park Neighborhood Plan Survey
As part of the planning process for the Memorial Park Neighborhood Plan (MPNP), the City invites you to share your ideas and provide feedback by answering this stakeholder questionnaire. Thank you in advance for your participation!
Thu Mar 24, 2011
Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance Panel (TAP)
A visiting Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) performed a day-long charrette to explore some of the challenges and opportunities in the Memorial Park area. The TAP findings identified potential issues for the plan to address.