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Category: Development


Landmarks Commission Dead or Alive?

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

As undoubtedly you’ve heard, the City of Santa Monica and therefore its residents have entered a disastrous multi-year dive because...

SMa.r.t. Column: Out of Chaos, Rebirth!

May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020

“We’re still out here, kicking and screaming,” a resident wrote to me, repeating her email to the Planning Commission about...

Over 400 Santa Monica City Jobs, Services set to be Eliminated

May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020

Santa Monica City Council to vote on Plan for the Future By Sam Catanzaro On Tuesday, Santa Monica City Council...

SMa.r.t.: We Will Be Victorious!

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

We enter another weekend of “don’t.” Don’t use our parks, don’t go to the beach, don’t walk on a mountain...

Construction Allowed to Continue in Santa Monica as Restrictions are Implemented

April 1, 2020

April 1, 2020

Handwashing stations, social distancing recruitments for projects By Sam Catanzaro As cities like San Francisco order many construction projects to...

Prominent Developer Building 850 Santa Monica Housing Units Thanks to $150M Loan

March 9, 2020

March 9, 2020

By Toi Creel Shekhters’ WS Communities is planning to build 850 rental units in Santa Monica Madison Realty Capital is...

SMa.r.t. Column: Spend, Baby, Spend!

March 5, 2020

March 5, 2020

Surprise, Surprise! Santa Monica is out of money and about to run a deficit. Crime and homelessness have led to...

Santa Monica Hardware Store Closing

February 27, 2020

February 27, 2020

Retailer to close August 2020 By Sam Catanzaro One of Santa Monica’s last hardware and lumber stores is closing this...

Stakeholders Call for Withdrawing The Plaza Development

February 19, 2020

February 19, 2020

Letter sent to Santa Monica officials, developer By Sam Catanzaro A coalition of residents concerned about unsustainable commercial development has...

SB 50 Revival Sought, With Big Changes

January 13, 2020

January 13, 2020

Every time Scott Wiener amends his SB 50 plan to force much higher housing density on virtually all parts of...