Santa Monica Complete Green Street Breaks Ground

From bustler

The Ocean Park Boulevard Complete Green Street will be a model for future sustainable green street projects in Santa Monica as well as elsewhere in Southern California. In itself, it will stitch together a previously divided neighborhood, conserve water, protect the ocean from runoff, and provide a vibrant pedestrian and bicycle avenue to and from the beach. As a template for change, it will show how streets designed for automobiles can be transformed into inviting parts of the urban landscape

Image courtesy of John Kaliski Architects

Image courtesy of John Kaliski Architects

Designed by John Kaliski Architects, in conjunction with Lawrence Moss & Associates, Landscape Architects, and Kimley-Horn & Associates, Civil Engineers, the Ocean Park Boulevard Complete Green Street recently broke ground on December 12, 2011. When completed in early 2013, it will be the longest complete green street in the City of Santa Monica, and one of the longest in Southern California.

Image courtesy of John Kaliski Architects

Image courtesy of John Kaliski Architects
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7 thoughts on “Santa Monica Complete Green Street Breaks Ground

  1. Rishi says:

    Thanks for the info. Would help if in the same post there was more info like – what is the length of the street, the various widths which will be allocated. Traffic volumes on the street etc.

  2. saravitali says:

    Hi! Great project! Where is possible to find more information about it? I’d like to write a post about it into my blog and to use yours as a source, it could be’ interesting to my readers! Thanks a lot Sara

  3. PilatesGal says:

    Looks like a lot of time and thought has been put into the plan, not just from the sustainability side of things, but also usability. There’s obviously been a lot of thought put into it concerning pedestrians too – something that often ends up feeling like an afterthought! Good work Santa Monica!

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