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
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.
Workshops & Milestones
Mon Dec 12, 2011
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 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.
Mon Sep 20, 2010
Workshop #4: Schematic Design
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
Tue Mar 03, 2009
Workshop #1: Visioning
The first community workshop was held on Monday, March 3rd at the John Muir/SMASH auditorium in the Ocean Park neighborhood. Over 60 participants turned out to voice their visions for this important neighborhood 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).
Tue Aug 12, 2008
Separated Bike Lane Analysis Published
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
Please be aware that the Ocean Park Concept Plan process is undergoing several changes to take into account environmental, analytical and procedural requirements.
Tue Jan 15, 2008
Interdepartmental Staff Meeting Notes
Sun Jan 13, 2008
Statement of Intent to City Staff