The community will have the chance to view concept design options for two new parks proposed for Santa Monica’s Civic Center at a workshop at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19 in the East Wing of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St.
This second workshop in a series of four will include a presentation of findings from the first community workshop and survey. Architect James Corner and the design team will be on hand to gather feedback and ideas from participants.
A joint meeting of the Recreation and Parks and Planning commissions will be held in conjunction with the public workshop.
As envisioned in the city’s Civic Center Specific Plan, the proposed parks will be located directly in front of and across the street from Santa Monica City Hall, 1685 Main St. City officials said the parks will provide a vital connection between the Civic Center area, the Santa Monica Pier and Palisades Park.
A comprehensive report analyzing the survey results and community feedback gathered at the first workshop in July will be posted after the results are announced at the meeting on the project Web page, www.smciviccenterparks.com/.
To allow for Civic Center-based employees to participate in the design process, a condensed lunch-time workshop will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20 at the Civic Auditorium.
The community workshop is accessible by foot, bike, bus and car. Bike and car parking will be available in the Civic Auditorium parking lot accessible from Main Street.