The city of Santa Monica and the Borderline Neighborhood Group will celebrate the completion of the Borderline Neighborhood Shared Streets Project Friday, March 30 with a brief ceremony and ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. at Ozone Avenue and Longfellow Street in Santa Monica.

The $2.1 million project, which was completed earlier this year within budget, transformed a narrow corridor with no aesthetic or sustainable appeal into an interactive “living street” with a communal feel, a city spokeswoman said.

The “living street” concept allowed for the planting of new trees and native drought-tolerant landscaping; capture of urban water runoff through the use of bio-swales; shared use of the existing narrow right-of-way by eliminating vertical curbs; and installation of solar pedestrian-scaled lighting and decorative paving.

According to city officials, due to the project, the area is also now compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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