Ocean Avenue Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Monica
Document Title
Ocean Avenue Project
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
Downtown Core (LUCE) / Ocean Transition, Bayside Conservation and Established Large Site Overlay (DCP)
Document Description
Final EIR. The proposed Project comprises the redevelopment of an approximately 82,500 square foot (sf) site with approximately 122,400 square feet (sf) of fullservice hotel space with up to 120 guestrooms, meeting and banquet rooms, and a hotel spa; 100 residential apartment units (including deed-restricted affordable units, replacement rent-controlled units, and market rate units); 36,110 sf of restaurant (including outdoor dining areas) and retail uses; and a 35,500-sf Cultural Use Campus (e.g., museum, gallery, event space). The proposed Project also includes three underground levels providing a subterranean parking garage with capacity for up to approximately 285 vehicles as well as 231 bicycle parking spaces with longterm storage available in the subterranean parking garage. The proposed Project would construct five new buildings onsite that would range in maximum height from 53 feet to 130 feet (excluding permitted rooftop projections) as well as adaptively reuse two existing City-designated Landmarks for a total Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 2.95 and a total above-grade building floor area of approximately 243,630 sf with an additional 4,940 sf of outdoor dining. The proposed Project includes 40,920 sf of open space to promote an active pedestrian environment. The proposed hotel would be located along Ocean Avenue and would feature an approximately 5,070-sf publiclyaccessible rooftop observation deck providing panoramic views of the Downtown, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Mountains, Palisades Park, Santa Monica State Beach, and the Pacific Ocean. In addition to the publicly-accessible rooftop observation deck, three ground floor pedestrian-only paseos, a ground floor publicly-accessible courtyard in front of the Cultural Use Campus, and widened sidewalks along Ocean Avenue, 2nd Street, and Santa Monica Boulevard would provide public open space.

Contact Information

Rachel Kwok
Agency Name
City of Santa Monica
Job Title
Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Monica
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Santa Monica Boulevard & Ocean Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
APN 4291-014-016, -017, -018, -024, and -025
State Highways
1 (PCH), I-10
Expo LRT
Santa Monica High School
Santa Monica Bay/Pacific Ocean

Notice of Completion

State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, Santa Monica Bay Restoration, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Residential (Units 100, Acres 1.89), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 195810, Acres 1.89, Employees 212)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation


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