The renovated Parking Structure 6 at 1431 2nd Street (between Broadway and Santa Monica Boulevard) in downtown Santa Monica will open to the public at 2 pm today, Dec. 19.
The structure now consists of double the amount of parking spaces on three subterranean and eight above-ground levels, with space for up to 90 bicycles in racks and 19 motorcycles, and approximately 7,000 square feet of retail space fronting on 2nd Street.
The overall design of this structure is unique in that the pedestrian experience does not stop at the ground floor, but continues up the entire building face, via the dramatic west-facing element.
Patrons will cascade up and down the bright red exterior diagonal staircase, which weaves in and out of the plane of the façade.
This increases public safety by its high visibility and offers patrons unique ocean views.
The structure will open after City officials conclude a ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled to begin at 1:30 pm.