1133 Ocean Ave Development Agreement Miramar Hotel Project

Filed: 4/27/2011

Updated September 24, 2020: 

The staff report for the City Council public hearing for the Miramar Hotel Project Development Agreement is now available online: 


Tuesday, September 29, 2020. The Council meeting will begin at 5:30 PM via Teleconference:



Please see the agenda for more information about how you can view the online meeting and provide remote public comments, including by telephone call-in. 

Updated September 10, 2020:

A public hearing has been scheduled on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 for the City Council to formally review and make a decision on the Miramar Hotel Project Development Agreement, Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan Amendment, Vesting Tentative Tract Map, and Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The Planning Commission held two hearings to review the project on September 2 and 9, 2020 via Teleconference and voted 6-1 to recommend approval of the development agreement with proposed conditions and recommendations for Council's consideration. The City Council staff report, Development Agreement, Final EIR, and other project materials will be provided on the online meeting agenda approximately one week before the meeting: https://www.smgov.net/departments/clerk/agendas.aspx.


Updated August 21, 2020:

Please see the Planning Commission's September 2, 2020 meeting agenda for the staff report and project plans for the Miramar Hotel Project Development Agreement. The meeting agenda linked below provides information on how you can view the Teleconference meeting and provide comments. 




Thank you for your continued interest in the community planning process and this project. 


Updated August 3, 2020:

A public hearing has been scheduled for the Planning Commission to review and make a recommendation to the City Council regarding the Miramar Hotel Project Development Agreement, Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan Amendment, Vesting Tentative Tract Map, and Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The Planning Commission hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2, 2020 via Teleconference. The staff report, Draft Development Agreement, Final EIR, and other project materials will be provided on the Planning Commission's online meeting agenda. A link will be posted here when materials are available and will include information on how to provide written and/or verbal testimony for the Planning Commission public hearing. Please check back next week for more information. 

Updated April 13, 2020:

The public comment period for the Miramar Hotel Project Draft EIR has been extended an additional 30 days due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The State requires a 45-day review period and with this extension, the 90-day review period will close on May 24, 2020. 

Updated February 24, 2020:

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for the proposed Miramar Hotel Project is now available for 60-day review period that will close on April 24, 2020. The Draft EIR has been prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and is available online: https://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Environmental-Reports/Miramar-Hotel-Project-EIR/.


Updated project plans from August 29, 2019 are also provided below under “Resources”. These plans reflect changes based on City review, including by Mobility, Fire Department, and Public Landscape. This revised submittal also includes architectural design modifications based on feedback provided during the courtesy project update discussions held at the Landmarks Commission in March 2019 and at the Architectural Review Board in April 2019.  


Updated July 23, 2018:

The presentation from the July 19, 2018 Environmental Impact Report Scoping Meeting for the Miramar Hotel Project is posted below as PDF file under "Materials". 

Updated June 29, 2018: 

A Recirculated Notice of Preparation and Notice of Scoping Meeting for the Miramar Hotel Project Environmental Impact Report is available. Please see the "Environmental Report" page for more information about the Notice of Preparation and the Scoping Meeting scheduled for July 19, 2018 from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the Ken Edwards Center. (Please see the link located on the right-hand column of this project page.)


Updated April 2018:

Redevelopment of Miramar Hotel site (“Miramar Hotel Project”) with mixed-use hotel with up to 312 guest rooms; food and beverage facilities; retail; spa/fitness; meeting/event facilities; market-rate condominiums; affordable housing at 1127-1129 2nd Street parcel directly across the street; subterranean parking; and new ground level open space areas (52% of site area) including around the Landmark Moreton Bay Fig Tree, along Ocean Avenue, and at the Ocean Avenue/Wilshire Boulevard corner.

A Development Agreement application was originally submitted by Ocean Avenue, LLC in April 2011. The Planning Commission discussed the original project concept for a new mixed-use hotel in February 2012 and the City Council held a Float-Up discussion and gave authorization to proceed with project and environmental review and negotiations in April 2012.  The Applicant submitted a revised project design in February 2013 that modified the original proposal to include a central tower with a maximum building height of 262’ and 21 stories. An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Scoping Meeting was held in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in May 2013. 

Per Council’s direction, City review of the earlier-proposed design was put on hold pending completion of the Downtown Community Plan, which was adopted the Council in August 2017.  Now that the Downtown Community Plan (DCP) has been enacted, this revised proposal has been submitted in compliance with the standards for seeking discretionary approval for a project on this 4.5-acre site, one of the three Established Large Sites identified in the DCP.

The revised project submitted in April 2018 consists of the following components: a new 312-room hotel with food/beverage, meeting/event facilities, spa/fitness, and retail space to replace the current 301-room hotel; up to 60 market-rate condominium units; 100% affordable housing project on Second Street parcel with the number of affordable rental units not less than 50% of the number of market-rate condominium units; approximately 52% open space at the ground level; and subterranean parking for approximately 428 vehicles.

The revised project includes retention and rehabilitation of the City-designated Landmark Palisades Building constructed in 1924 and protection of the Landmark Moreton Bay Fig Tree planted on the property circa 1899.  The proposed maximum building height is 10-stories and 130 feet at the central tower with lower varying building heights at other portions of the site. The proposed project would be approximately 502,157 total SF of Floor Area (239,873 SF of Floor Area net-new on site). The Floor Area Ratio of developed space to size of the site is approximately 2.6. 


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Project Details

Building Specifications

10 stories (130')

502,157 sq. ft. total

Residential Units

90 total units (60 at market rate)

30 affordable housing units

Community Meetings

Thu Jun 30, 2011, 7:00 PM

Miramar Hotel - 1133 Ocean Avenue

Public Hearings

Wed Sep 02, 2020

Planning Commission - Formal Review

Tue Apr 24, 2012

City Council - Float-Up

Wed Feb 22, 2012

Planning Commission - Float-Up Continuation

Wed Feb 08, 2012

Planning Commission - Float-Up

Status Updates

Wed Sep 02, 2020

Planning Commission Hearing Scheduled for 9/2/2020 to make a formal recommendation to the City Council on the Development Agreement.

Mon Feb 24, 2020

Draft Environmental Impact Report available for 60-day review period.

Mon Apr 15, 2019

Courtesy Project Update at Architectural Review Board Meeting 7pm

Mon Mar 11, 2019

Courtesy Project Update at Landmarks Commission Meeting 7pm

Thu Jul 19, 2018

EIR Scoping Meeting 6:00pm-7:30pm @ Ken Edwards Center

Wed Apr 11, 2018

Revised Project Design Submitted

Thu May 16, 2013

EIR Scoping Meeting 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Main Library in the Multipurpose Room

Mon Feb 25, 2013

Updated project description and plans submitted; Applicant's community outreach in progress.

City Contact

Roxanne Tanemori AICP, Principal Planner

(310) 458-8341


Ocean Avenue, LLC

100 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1700 Santa Monica, CA 90401

Project Contact

Dustin Peterson, The Athens Group - Owners' Respresentative

(310) 899-4184

101 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 101 Santa Monica , CA 90401

Case Number(s)

  • 11DEV-003

Site Address

1133 Ocean Avenue & 1127-1129 2nd Street Parcels



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