Wayward Commission Misses the Mark

Last week the Planning Commission voted to keep the two Activity Centers on Wilshire Boulevard as proposed in the LUCE. This decision was contrary to their own Staff Report that included several reasons for their removal: The proposed Centers would be Tier 3 (up to 65′) and out of scale with adjacent neighborhoods thereby negatively … Continue reading Wayward Commission Misses the Mark


Out-of-tune Chamber music

“ … long, lonely corridors …. and pedestrian danger zones” — this is how the Chamber of Commerce president, Laurel Rosen, described our City’s boulevards in a recent column in the Daily Press. She went on to say that in their current form the boulevards represent bike and pedestrian “danger zones.” Rosen’s solution to this … Continue reading Out-of-tune Chamber music

Preserving history — and lifestyle — on San Vicente Boulevard

Santa Monica is fortunate to have grown up as a city with a unique housing identity — a setting that symbolized gracious apartment living in the land of orange blossoms and avocados. In fact, you might describe the Courtyard and Garden apartments in our city as the epitome of the Southern California lifestyle. From the … Continue reading Preserving history — and lifestyle — on San Vicente Boulevard