The Downtown Community Plan will open the floodgates to massive development
1. Despite resident and Planning Commission feedback, the DCP has increased its emphasis on maximizing growth in downtown with:
2. Community benefits, outlines to off-set these large projects of additional height and density, continue to be project mitigations, project amenities and elements required by City/State/Federal law
3. Open space this is public OR private can be counted as open space in the plan; few differences made between plaza open space at grade level vs. private balconies as "open space" as a community benefit
4. Text amendments appear to be able to easily change anything in the DCP, especially with respect to a specific property/parcel
5. Traffic and parking continues to focus on goals and aspirations not definition and design
by Elizabeth Van Denburgh (Board Member)
Stop the proposed 12-story (148-foot tall) "Plaza at Santa Monica" development project at 4th/5th and Arizona Ave.
The proposed project at a glance:
Located between 4th and 5th Streets south of Arizona Avenue in the downtown area of the City of Santa Monica, the property consists of a little over 2.5 acres and is a "Resident-owned" property.
The City of Santa Monica is currently proposing to build a massive mixed-use commercial development project on this "Resident-owned" property.
The proposed project consists of the following:
Impacts to Residents:
4th/AZ is an E-Petition on the Residocracy site.
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