Proposed 4th Street Historic District

The City of Santa Monica has received an application to designate a Historic District on 4th Street. You are invited to attend a community meeting (hosted by the City of Santa Monica) to learn about the proposed 4th Street Historic District. The proposed district study area includes 5 properties located on 4th Street in proximity to the corner of Ocean Park Boulevard and 4th Street as identified on the study area map below.

Proposed 4th Street District Map

- 2506-2516 4th Street

- 2518 4th Street

- 2524 4th Street

- 2528 4th Street

- 317 Ocean Park Boulevard

- 319 Ocean Park Boulevard

- 321 Ocean Park Boulevard

- 2525 4th Street

Community Meeting

Dates:       January 17, 2019 

 

Location:    Santa Monica Institute Training Room (2nd Floor)

                Civic Center Parking Structure

                        330 Olympic Drive, Santa Monica, 90401

 

Time:              6:30pm-8:00pm

 

The purpose of this community meeting is to inform residents, property owners, and interested parties of the potential District designation, including but not limited to, the designation process, the effect of designation on future property development, and the benefits of designation. 

For more information on these community meetings or the Historic District Designation procedures, please contact Steve Mizokami, Senior Planner, Planning and Community Development at (310) 458-8341 or via e-mail at steve.mizokami@smgov.net

4th Street Photo 1

Applicant Information: Santa Monica Conservancy

The proposed 4th Street Historic District Designation application was filed by the Santa Monica Conservancy, (http://www.smconservancy.org/)

 

Applicant’s Submitted Materials: 

Copy of the Historic Designation Application 18ENT-0356

4th Street Photo 2

Public Review Procedure for Creating a Historic District:

The proposed Historic District Designation application (18ENT-0356) will be reviewed in accordance with the procedures established pursuant to Santa Monica Municipal Code 9.56.130.

4th Street Flow Chart

Landmarks Commission Recommendation to City Council: 

Following the above Community Meetings, a Landmarks Commission hearing will be scheduled where the Commission will determine whether to recommend to the City Council that the application for the designation of a Historic District be approved, in whole or in part, or disapproved. 

Anticipated Landmarks Commission Hearing Date: TBD

The Commission has 45 days to make a recommendation on the application.  Failure to take action within 45 days will result in the application being deemed disapproved.

City Council Consideration of the Proposed Historic District:

Following the Landmarks Commission recommendation on the Historic District application, a public hearing will be scheduled before the City Council. The City Council, by ordinance, may approve, in whole or in part, the application for the designation of the Historic District, or may by motion disapprove the application in its entirety. 

4th Street Photo 3

The City Council has 45 days to take action on the application.  Failure to take action within 45 days will result in the application being deemed disapproved.

Historic District Designation Criteria  

A geographic area or a noncontiguous grouping of thematically related properties may be designated a Historic District if the City Council finds that such area meets one of the following criteria pursuant to Santa Monica Municipal Code 9.56.100(B):

1. It exemplifies, symbolizes, or manifests elements of the cultural, social, economic, political or architectural history of the City.

2. It has aesthetic or artistic interest or value, or other noteworthy interest or value.

3. It is identified with historic personages or with important events in local, state or national history.

4. It embodies distinguishing architectural characteristics valuable to a study of a period, style, method of construction, or the use of indigenous materials or craftsmanship, or is a unique or rare example of an architectural design, detail or historical type valuable to such a study.

5. It is a significant or a representative example of the work or product of a notable builder, designer or architect.

6. It has a unique location, a singular physical characteristic, or is an established and familiar visual feature of a neighborhood, community or the City.

7. It is a noncontiguous grouping of thematically related properties or a definable area possessing a concentration of historic, scenic or thematic sites, which contribute to each other and are unified aesthetically by plan, physical development or architectural quality.

8. It reflects significant geographical patterns, including those associated with different eras of settlement and growth, particular transportation modes, or distinctive examples of park or community planning.

9. It has a unique location, a singular physical characteristic, or is an established and familiar visual feature of a neighborhood, community or the City.