The City of Santa Monica is scheduled to hold a citywide community workshop from 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21st, to explore the direction of the city’s industrial areas over the next 20 years.

The Industrial Lands workshop will take place at Santa Monica College (SMC) Concert Hall, at the northeast end of Santa Monica College, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.

The industrial areas are generally bounded by Centinela Avenue, the Santa Monica Freeway (Interstate 10), Lincoln Boulevard and Colorado Avenue/Broadway.

The workshop continues the city’s Planning and Community Development Department series of community workshops towards developing new Land Use and Circulation Elements to guide the city for the next 20 years, city officials said.

The workshop will feature a discussion with a panel of experts in the morning and break-out work sessions in the afternoon for participants to express their views about the area’s future.

Topics that will be explored during the workshop include:

ï continued light industry and entertainment office uses;

ï creating new neighborhoods with basic infrastructure, including roadways, sidewalks and parks;

ï possible work-force housing;

ï promoting walkability and access to multiple modes of transportation, including future light rail; and

ï supporting the arts community and the open space policies.

The workshop is open to the entire community, including residents, the business community and employees working in the city.

Participants are requested to reserve at (310) 458-8341 or in order to ensure an accurate refreshment and lunch count. Registration begins at 9 a.m.