Santa Monica’s most recent draft Downtown Community Plan will be revealed on Wednesday, April 12. Several weeks ago, Santa Monica Forward submitted a letter letting city officials know our priorities for this plan, which will govern growth and change in the downtown for the next 20 years.

You can read the full letter here, but below is a quick list of our priorities for our downtown. We believe the Downtown Community Plan should:

  • Create public open space and plazas that fit the urban neighborhood context
  • Grow downtown’s residential community with a focus on those who don’t want or need personal vehicles

  • Strive to make our city, and especially downtown, one of the most active transportation and transit friendly cities in the world.