The Plaza at Santa Monica Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Monica
Document Title
The Plaza at Santa Monica Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Downtown Core designation and Downtown District zone (Downtown Community Plan)
Document Description
Note: Review Per Lead The Project will demolish all existing on-site uses and construct a new 357,000 SF mixed-use building ranging in height from 19 to 129 feet. The building comprises a series of interconnecting bars that step back from a large ground level public plaza at the corner of 4th Street and Arizona Avenue. Each bar will house a different mix of uses including retail, restaurants, cultural, affordable housing, workspace, and hotel. With regard to the provision of affordable housing, the project will include one of two options: Option 1 - the provision of up to 48 on-site affordable housing units comprising approx 40,300 sf within the new building; or Option 2 - monetary contribution towards the construction of up to 130 affordable housing units within the Downtown Community Plan area. With Option 2, the approx 40,300 sf of space for residential units within the project building would be replaced by a gym. Based on the project site size of 112,000 sf, the project FAR will be 3.19.

Contact Information

Rachel Kwok
Agency Name
City of Santa Monica
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Monica
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
4th St & Arizona Ave
Total Acres
Parcel #
4291-011-900, 901, 902, 903, 904, 905, 908, 909, 910
State Highways
Santa Monica Municipal

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Residential (Units 48), Office (Sq. Ft. 106,800, Employees 320), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 41,300, Employees 78), Recreational (41,557 sf of public OS), Other (hotel-240 rooms, 12,000 sf cultural ctr.)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Modification
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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