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Dealing With an Uncertain Future – Part 1

July 11, 2019

July 11, 2019

Following residents’ longstanding concerns regarding mansionization and neighborhood character, the city is reviewing development standards in the R-1 single-family areas,...

Santa Monica Must Prepare for the Future… Again

June 28, 2019

June 28, 2019

Last year our article “Santa Monica Must Prepare for the Future” outlined eight important areas on which the city needed...

Samohi, Dear Old Samohi!

June 21, 2019

June 21, 2019

With shouts of “19” echoing across the stage, the Santa Monica High School Class of 2019 flipped their tassels from...

SMa.r.t. Column: So, What’s a Fair Share?

June 14, 2019

June 14, 2019

There are a host of civic benefits which need to be funded, managed and evaluated by the general public. Most...

Santa Monica’s Future: Sustainable or Untenable?

June 7, 2019

June 7, 2019

Revisiting SMa.r.t.’s 4-year-old article on sustainability, important themes then have become critical today: In 2013, Santa Monica was named the...

Santa Monica Must Prepare for Rising Sea Levels

May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019

(This article was published three years ago this month. SMa.r.t. believes its relevance has withstood the test of time. It...

SB50 Dead or Dormant?

May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019

Two weeks ago SMa.r.t. (Santa Monica Architects for a Responsible Tomorrow) wrote about the dangers of SB50, a complicated State...

Small Businesses and the Development Challenge

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

The Architectural Review Board met this week to review several apartment projects in different parts of downtown, including 1238 7th...

SB 50: Zombie 2.0

May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019

Once again Sacramento is trying to destroy our City and our State. The current Godzilla is Senate Bill 50 (SB50)...

SMa.r.t. Column: So Sad

May 2, 2019

May 2, 2019

This is an article about the decline of a city locked into a poorly conceived code, about a city controlled...