Marijuana Licensing Update

The City of Santa Monica currently does not have any licensed Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and will not be accepting applications for any cannabis related businesses (medical or recreational) until City Staff reviews necessary local regulations for marijuana uses with the City Council. For more information, see the Marijuana Licensing page .

Historic Resource Inventory Update

Santa Monica Citywide Survey Update

In 2016-2017, the City of Santa Monica will be conducting an update to the City’s Historic Resources Inventory. Working with a consultant team of Architectural Resources Group and Historic Resources Group, the project will consist of the creation of a comprehensive Citywide Historic Context Statement, and a Citywide Historic Resources Survey that will be used to update the City’s Historic Resources Inventory. The context statement and survey will consider properties constructed through 1977. The team will look at all property types – residential (single- and multi-family), commercial, industrial, and institutional (civic buildings, schools, social clubs, etc.), as well as historic sites and landscapes – and will evaluate properties for potential architectural, social, and cultural significance. The team will be conducting outreach throughout the project, both to keep the community apprised of the project status and solicit input on potentially significant properties and neighborhoods. Email us at samosurvey@historicresourcesgroup.com to be added to the mailing list for community outreach meetings, or watch this space for updates. Follow #samosurvey on social media on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for periodic updates and interesting finds.

 

2015 Zoning Ordinance Update Approved by Council

On June 23, 2015, Santa Monica City Council approved the 2015 Zoning Ordinance update.  The update is the result of a three-year effort that included a Town Hall meeting, 33 Planning Commission hearings and over 500 public comments before final approval by the City Council. The ordinance will take effect on July 24, 2015.  The final document can be found on our  Zoning Ordinance update page .

Upcoming Events & Meetings

Apr 05

Planning Commission: Cancelled

Apr 11

Zoning Administrator
City Hall Council Chambers

Apr 19

Landmarks Commission
City Hall Council Chambers

Apr 19

Planning Commission
City Hall Council Chambers

Apr 26

Planning Commission
City Hall Council Chambers