In addition to managing day-to-day operations, including maintenance and hospitality services, Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. staff embark on long-range initiatives and projects to fulfill the organization's mission to ensure Downtown Santa Monica remains a vibrant and inclusive district. Here you will find updates on these significant ventures that often times involve other community partners, including the City of Santa Monica.
Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. is engaged in discussions with the City of Santa Monica to enliven the 1200 Block of the Third Street Promenade with new, interactive seating areas, games and other activities to draw visitors and entice them to spend more time on the promenade.
Staff continue to make progress on the installation of two selected vendors (Great American Fries Company and Cold Bruja Coffee Company) at the corner of Ocean and Colorado Avenues. Final revisions to the health permits are being routed through appropriate channels this week and next. Preparation of the site is almost complete, and furnishings have been ordered. Staff hopes to get Cold Bruja Coffee Company up and running on site in the upcoming weeks, with Great American Fries Company not far behind.
DTSM and the City of Santa Monica will be hosting a series of public meetings to talk about the future of Third Street Promenade and to collect community feedback for possible design and infrastructure upgrades. These fun, interactive meetings will feature guest speakers who are experts in urban design and place making. Invitations will go out to property owners, downtown businesses and office buildings via email and a direct mail postcard will be sent to all downtown residents. DTSM will also advertise the meetings in the Santa Monica Daily Press and on social media. Below is a list of dates and locations.
• April 18, 2018
1212 Restaurant (2nd Floor) -1212 Third Street Promenade
• May 1, 2018
The Gallery (5th Floor) -1315 Third Street Promenade
• May 15, 2018
1231 Third Street Promenade
The contract for the Dinosaur Fountain Enhancement Project is being reviewed and routed through the City Attorney's Office. The original project timeline called for groundbreaking in early March. The project is now roughly four weeks behind schedule but staff is hopeful the project will wrap up before the busiest part of the summer months. In the meantime, staff has been working with the contractor and designer to review samples and finishes so that the contractor can hit the ground running once the construction contract with the city is executed.
More info coming soon!