CIVIC CENTER CONCEPTUAL PLAN

SUMMARY OF KEY STUDY ISSUES

APRIL 23, 2002

 

 

ISSUE / REQUEST

WORKING GROUP

 RECOMMENDATION

STAFF

RECOMMENDATION

Dedicated Playfields

    

Two Playfields

Not recommended

Not recommended due to elimination of other uses

    

One Playfield

Not recommended

Can be accommodated if performing arts facility removed

Cultural Amenities

    

Performing Arts Facility

Santa Monica College Madison Theater recommended for southwest corner of Civic Center Drive and Fourth Street

Can be accommodated if sports field space not added; if sports field space added, theater not recommended; recommend that Civic Auditorium be explored to accommodate more performing arts rather than creating new facility

    

Visual Arts Facility

Recommended in concert with community uses as eastern expansion of Civic Auditorium

Can be accommodated as eastern expansion of Civic Auditorium, provided that 6,000 square feet is available for Civic Auditorium uses

 

Live Work Housing

Recommended, provided that Specific Plan does not include specific numerical requirements

Recommended, provided that Specific Plan does not include specific numerical requirements

 

Integration of Arts

Recommended

Recommended


Circulation

    

Olympic Drive      Termination at Second Street

Not recommended, consideration may be given to turning restrictions during implementation

Not recommended due to negative livability impacts on Civic Center and circulation impacts on adjacent areas

 

 

Continuous Main Street to Second Street

Not recommended

Not recommended due to compromise of adjacent open space and circulation impacts

 

Underground streets

Not recommended

Not recommended due to aesthetic, pedestrian and safety impacts

Parking Options

 

Parking for adjacent neighborhoods

Not recommended

Not recommended due to lack of need and circulation and neighborhood impacts on Civic Center

 

Parking for high school

Not recommended

Not recommended, opportunity for high school parking under SaMo track and field

 

Parking under open space

Not recommended

Not recommended due to negative impacts on quality of open space and costs

Options for Additional Housing

 

Increasing housing density in Village Area

Not recommended

Not recommended above 325 units due to cost, livability and shadow impacts

 

Increased footprint for housing

Not recommended

Can be accommodated if Palisades Garden Walk is eliminated; partial increase of housing footprint not recommended