Ocean Park Boulevard Complete Green Street

This Ocean Park Boulevard project is the result of many years of planning and collaboration between community members, City staff, and other local stakeholders. The end result will benefit of the Ocean Park neighborhood and the entire Santa Monica community as a model of sustainability, multi-modality and low-impact street design. From Nielson Way to Lincoln Blvd., Ocean Park Blvd. will be turned into a "Complete Green Street,” which will result in a better performing, enhanced streetscape that is pedestrian- and bicycle-oriented, attractive, green, and prevents urban run-off from entering the Santa Monica Bay.
Key Project Elements include:

  • Wider sidewalks
  • Parkway/storm water biofilter swales and infiltration areas, and a drip irrigation system
  • Over 100 new trees, new landscaping and medians
  • New marked crosswalks with enhanced overhead flashing beacons
  • More visible, painted bike lanes and traffic striping, and new artist-designed bike racks
  • Street furniture, trash and recycling cans, and 75 pedestrian-scaled light poles
  • Traffic signal improvements
  • Los Amigos Park storm improvements

Project Area

The below map depicts the project area, which includes over a half mile of vehicular right of way, more than 6000 linear feet of sidewalks, and involves pocket parks, two schools and the 4th Street overpass.

Project Area

Workshops & Milestones

Mon Dec 12, 2011

Groundbreaking Ceremony

In celebration of this exciting project, the City and the Ocean Park Association are hosting a small groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, December 12th at 10AM on the Ocean Park Library lawn. Street parking is available on Main Street, but attendees are also encouraged to bike, walk or use the Big Blue Bus.

Mon Dec 05, 2011

Construction Begins

Construction for the Ocean Park Boulevard “Complete Green Street” project begins the week of December 5th, 2011.

Wed Jun 01, 2011

Out to Construction Bid

The Project was put out to construction bid. Construction will commence in Fall 2011.

Tue Apr 27, 2010

Presentation to City Council

On April 27, 2010 staff and consultants presented the final concept design to City Council. Council approved the concept design unanimously.

Tue Feb 02, 2010

Workshop #3: Final Design

The third community workshop was held on Tuesday, February 2nd at the John Muir/SMASH auditorium in the Ocean Park neighborhood. Over 60 residents participated in reviewing the final design concept and discussing the implementation of the project.

Thu Apr 23, 2009

Workshop #2: Alternatives

The second community workshop was held on Wednesday, April 23rd at the John Muir/SMASH auditorium in the Ocean Park neighborhood. Over 40 participants returned to review design alternatives and to evaluate overlay options such as a viewing deck from the 4th Street bridge, and traffic circles along the boulevard.

Mon Apr 20, 2009

Presentation to ARB

Presentation to the Architectural Review Board. 7PM, 1685 Main Street

Wed Mar 04, 2009

Presentation to Planning Commission

Presentation to the Planning Commission on the design alternatives. 7PM, 1685 Main Street

Thu Feb 19, 2009

Presentation on Design Alternatives

Presentation to the Recreation and Parks Commission on the design alternatives. 7:30PM, Ken Edwards Center

Tue Jan 27, 2009

Presentation to the City Council

On January 27, 2009 staff and consultants presented the two design concepts to the City Council. Council authorized staff to proceed with further outreach, and to refine the concepts.

Sun Dec 14, 2008

Presentation to the Ocean Park Association

This presentation to the Ocean Park Association (OPA) includes an update of the DRAFT Alternatives and revised timelines.

Wed Oct 22, 2008

Draft Traffic Analysis Published

This memorandum summarizes Fehr & Peers’ review and assessment of the preliminary concepts for Ocean Park Boulevard Streetscape Improvement Project (Project).

Wed Jul 23, 2008

Staff Report to Modify Urban Studio Contract

Staff recommends that the City Council authorize the City Manager to amend the professional services agreement with Urban Studio increasing funding by an additional $29,496 to a not-to-exceed amount of $95,000 for the Ocean Park Boulevard streetscape improvement project...

Tue Jul 22, 2008

Update

Please be aware that the Ocean Park Concept Plan process is undergoing several changes to take into account environmental, analytical and procedural requirements.

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