Community Benefits

The Ocean Avenue Project was designed to compliment the community of Santa Monica's unique civic, cultural, and artistic spirit. Careful consideration was given in every step of the design process to date to incorporate community benefits as laid out in the Land Use and Circulation Element (LUCE) and the City Staff recommendations for the Downtown Specific Plan (DSP).

The Ocean Avenue Project is committed to:

Historic preservation and long-term protection of landmarked architecture

Creating public cultural facilities with a public museum campus

Developing public open space to enhance the pedestrian experience with places to visit and spend time

Opening a public observation deck allowing residents and visitors to enjoy expansive and unmatched city and Pacific Coast views

Creating street-level improvements that enhance the downtown pedestrian experience

Inviting access to public art both in the museum campus and the very design of the building

Utilizing sustainable design practices in the construction and operation of the project

Creating and preserving affordable housing for Santa Monica residents

Adding $4.0 million annually in tax revenues and $72.7 million in direct and indirect spending in Santa Monica annually

Creating 1,394 new jobs in Santa Monica