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Bergamot Area Plan| APTA | 8.2.2011 1 M M Planning for New Neighborhoods linked to Transit: Santa Monicas Bergamot Area Plan APTA Sustainability & Public.

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1 Bergamot Area Plan| APTA | M M Planning for New Neighborhoods linked to Transit: Santa Monicas Bergamot Area Plan APTA Sustainability & Public Transportation Workshop August 2, 2011 Francie Stefan Strategic & Transportation Planning City of Santa Monica

2 Bergamot Area Plan| APTA | BERGAMOT AREA PLAN RECEIVED HUD COMMUNITY CHALLENGE GRANT Addresses Priorities of 3 Primary Agencies: HUD, DOT, NEA Replicable model for sustainable, integrated planning, growth of creative economy Collaborative Effort: Among City of Santa Monica Departments (Planning & Transportation, Big Blue Bus, Cultural Services), Metro, Expo Construction Authority, private property owners 2 HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan at Bergamot Station

3 Bergamot Area Plan| APTA | CONTEXT: WHY THE TIMING IS CRITICAL 3 62,000 daily ridership system- wide 3,500 daily Bergamot Station EXPO LIGHT RAIL ARRIVING IN 2015

4 Bergamot Area Plan| APTA | CONTEXT: COMPLETED CITYWIDE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AWARD-WINNING LAND USE & CIRCULATION ELEMENT Framework for Citywide planning and projects Consensus built from 6 years of active public participation. Calls for more detailed planning for districts Guides public/private projects in coordinated long-range planning. No Net New PM Peak Trips Community Benefits New complete neighborhoods Per capita GHG reduction 4 AB 32 Target Sustainable City Target

5 Bergamot Area Plan| APTA | Transitioning industrial area Lack of a street grid. Large super blocks inhibit circulation and access Lack of neighborhood environment – no community amenities Piecemeal development eroding character of area Large scale proposals – not transit oriented, and include no open space or retail Bergamot Arts Center disconnected from area M Expo Light Rail Station 5 WHY PLAN THE BERGAMOT AREA? 5

6 Bergamot Area Plan| APTA | VISION: A new vibrant, transit oriented neighborhood that preserves and builds on the existing Bergamot Station character LUCE VISION FOR BERGAMOT AREA Focus on jobs/housing balance – 60/40 & 50/50 targets Creative arts, biotech Create a new parking district Reconnect street grid Local serving retail locations Enhance Arts Center Integrate Light Rail Station

7 Bergamot Area Plan| APTA | TRANSFORMING BERGAMOT STATION

8 Bergamot Area Plan| APTA | AREA PLAN NEEDED TO ADDRESS: 8 P THE CREATION OF AN URBAN TRANSIT VILLAGE AND THE MIXED-USE CREATIVE DISTRICT Land Uses – achieve 50/50 and 60/40 use targets, location & mix of residential, commercial, daily-needs retail, open space Transit Connections – identify priority connections and roadways for maximum integration of Light Rail & Bus Circulation –create walkable blocks for pedestrians, bicycles, vehicles and transit Urban Form and Scale – Open Space, Streetwalls/Facades, Building Articulation, Skyline Variety, Ground Floor Quality New Roads and Pedestrian/Bike Pathways Mix of Land Uses and Community Benefits

9 Bergamot Area Plan| APTA | Area wide parking district – consolidated and shared parking facilities to encourage park once environment Integrated Transportation Demand Management – establish aggressive trip reduction targets, creation of a TMA/O Community Benefits – priorities for new neighborhoods and the transit village Area wide infrastructure planning – location of roads, cost sharing, maintenance Coordinated Implementation - Sequencing for balanced public/private creation of housing, amenities, infrastructure 9 Open Spaces for Gathering Design Guidelines and Standards AREA PLAN NEEDED TO ADDRESS:

10 Bergamot Area Plan| APTA | PLANNING STRATEGIES CONSOLIDATE SURFACE PARKING TO CREATE NEW ROADS and PATHWAYS 50% of Transit Village Land Area is Surface Parking Approximately 1200 surface parking spaces cover about 8 acres Moving parking into centralized facility permits for new streets – with or without redevelopment 10 P P M M

11 Bergamot Area Plan| APTA | PLANNING STRATEGIES NEW ROADS PROVIDE ACCESS, CREATE VALUE & MITIGATE TRAFFIC Access - direct pedestrian and bicycle connections to Expo Walkable Blocks - reduces large industrial superblocks Value Creation – New frontage creates visibility and access which enhances the value Disperses Traffic Central retail street in Transit Village Pennsylvania Extension Nebraska Extension M M 11

12 Bergamot Area Plan| APTA | PLANNING STRATEGIES PREFERRED LOCATIONS OF NEW INTERSECTIONS CONVERTING OLYMPIC TO URBAN BOULEVARD Critical new intersection locations for pedestrians and bikes Address increase in pedestrians and bicyclists using new streets Provide front door to Bergamot Art Center and new Expo station Walkable urban block size and vehicle flows to/from Olympic PEDS M M 12

13 Bergamot Area Plan| APTA | THE STRATEGY OPEN SPACE PROVIDES FRAMEWORK FOR BUILDINGS & STREETS Green Streets – living rooms of the City. Safe, walkable and bikeable Flexible Public Spaces – adaptable to special events like festivals and farmers markets Community Places – design buildings and streets around open space M M 13

14 Bergamot Area Plan| APTA | Proposed Development (green) 14 WORKING WITH PROPERY OWNERS Initial meetings with Area property owners to: Share LUCE vision Generate interest Evaluate potential for shared parking, open space new roads, and other community benefits Results: Very positive reaction Interest in centralized shared parking facilities Willingness to move forward with City & the community to shape area development

15 Bergamot Area Plan| APTA | WORKING WITH CITY STAKEHOLDERS: BERGAMOT ART CENTER Land purchased in 1980s by Big Blue Bus Houses over 30 art galleries, creative offices, gathering space Beloved community asset, nationally recognized arts destination Visioning underway for sustainable self-financing art center model – endowment from adjacent uses (hotel, restaurant), new development, others Embracing and integrating light rail station 15 City Owned 5.6 Acres Privately Owned 1.3 Acres Agensys Ped. Path M M

16 Bergamot Area Plan| APTA | Center Platform Fencing Ramp Bergamot Station Expo FEIR Drawing WORKING WITH TRANSIT: EXPO STATION: BEFORE 16

17 Bergamot Area Plan| APTA | Side Platforms Stairs & Ramp New Crossing (subject to PUC) Stairs & Ramp Ramp WORKING WITH TRANSIT: EXPO STATION: AFTER Bergamot Station with City Betterments 17

18 Bergamot Area Plan| APTA | WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY 18 February Bergamot Transit Village Principles July 2011 – Creating a Sustainable Arts Center Winter 2011 – Mixed-Use Creative integration Additional workshops, meetings, surveys, project website, etc.

19 Bergamot Area Plan| APTA | LUCE performance monitoring – land use mix, complete neighborhoods, open space Jobs/housing balance: 60/40 & 50/50 Travel Demand Model – mode split, citywide PM peak trips, GHG emissions Meeting and exceeding Expo & BBB ridership targets VISION: A new vibrant, transit oriented neighborhood that preserves and builds on the existing Bergamot Station character 19 MONITORING TO ACHIEVE THE VISION

20 Bergamot Area Plan| APTA | Complete Draft Area Plan Implementation strategies, market demand analysis, shared parking management options, community benefit priorities Principles and standards integrated into Development Agreements & project review Establish Zoning Ordinance standards for district development Potential RFP for Arts Center Establish Transportation Management Association/Organization Establish fair-share infrastructure fees – transportation, utilities On-going LRT Connectivity Coordination NEXT STEPS

21 Bergamot Area Plan| APTA | M M Planning for New Neighborhoods linked to Transit: Santa Monicas Bergamot Area Plan For More Information Please Contact: Francie Stefan Strategic & Transportation Planning Manager City of Santa Monica (310)


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