APA Presents: Summer in the City – Santa Monica- NEW INFO!
August 21, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Downtown Santa Monica
Directions and parking: Santa Monica City Hall
1685 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Parking: We encourage people to take public transportation or carpool.
If you drive, please park in the Civic Center structure (turn left from the 4th St. off-ramp off the 10 freeway pass the structure and turn right on Civic Center Drive).
6pm Meet in the City Hall Lobby. (If you are late, please call or text Bonnie’s cell 415) 531-0099
We will then go together to the Public Safety Building for presentation in conference room (about 15-20 minutes) about SM’s Downtown transition as it prepares to return to being a transit terminus after more than 60 years.
~6:20pm Walking Tour: Hear about the Expo station under construction on the way to Downtown and the many public works projects that have been planned to transform the surrounding area into a multi-modal hub.
Tour: 4th St. to Colorado (over 4th St. Bridge; see Expo Station)
Colorado to 2nd (site of Esplanade; see Bike Center)
Down 2nd to PS #6 (see new structure and climb stairs to the view)
Up Broadway and through SM Place (transformation of SM Place; connection to Civic Center)
Go to Tongva Park: see water conservation features.
7/7:15 we will walk over the Loew’s Hotel to watch sunset and continue conversation over Happy Hour- 1st drink and appetizers are included with your ticket.
8:15/8:30 Scheduled Twilight Pier Concert: The Zombies!
The City has managed to get us 25 VIP passes to ensure that we can get into the Twilight concert (sometimes the deck fills up and they don’t let people in, but they do with the pass) and we will get to go into the front stage area.
Bonnie- Co-director of programs for APA-LA
Summer in the City is a new series introducing APA LA’s members to the latest innovative, proactive planning in cities around the Los Angeles region. Between June and September, we’ll visit several cities whose staff will lead tours, site visits, and presentations that showcase their planning and community development efforts.
On August 21, the third in the series will take us to Santa Monica.
We’ll explore downtown Santa Monica’s return to a transit terminus and the projects transforming the area into a multi-modal hub. We will then stroll to award-winning Tongva Park and continue conversation at an ocean view bar for drinks and snacks, ending the evening on Santa Monica Pier for a Twilight Concert with The Zombies.
Tickets are now available thru brown paper tickets: