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THE PLAZA AT SANTA MONICA PROJECT PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING City of Santa Monica Ecotierra THE PLAZA AT SANTA MONICA PROJECT PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING City of Santa Monica Ecotierra Consulting January 30, 2017

PROJECT REVIEW PROCESS Community Workshops Vision (Mar 2011) Council Study Session (May 2011) EIR PROJECT REVIEW PROCESS Community Workshops Vision (Mar 2011) Council Study Session (May 2011) EIR Preparation (approx. 1 year) EIR Scoping Meeting PC Hearing City Council Hearing Community Workshop Alternatives Community Meeting (Sept 2014) (Jan 2012) Council Float Up (Oct 2015) PC Float Up (June 2015)

PURPOSE OF SCOPING MEETING • Beginning of the CEQA review process • Inform the PURPOSE OF SCOPING MEETING • Beginning of the CEQA review process • Inform the public of the proposed project • Provide an overview of the environmental review process • Identify environmental issues for analysis in the EIR • Receive public comments regarding environmental topics, issue of concern, and alternatives to be evaluated

PROJECT LOCATION PROJECT LOCATION

PROJECT SITE PHOTOS 4 th Street View of Site Arizona View of Site PROJECT SITE PHOTOS 4 th Street View of Site Arizona View of Site

CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN

RENDERING SOUTHEAST VIEW Ariz ona Ave nue th 4 t ree St RENDERING SOUTHEAST VIEW Ariz ona Ave nue th 4 t ree St

AERIAL VIEW AERIAL VIEW

ELEVATIONS Arizona Avenue 4 th Street 5 th Street ELEVATIONS Arizona Avenue 4 th Street 5 th Street

PROJECT COMPONENTS Use Detail Public Open Space Max. Square Footage 41, 557 sf Grand PROJECT COMPONENTS Use Detail Public Open Space Max. Square Footage 41, 557 sf Grand Plaza, 5 th and Arizona Plaza, Pocket Parks, Second Level Park Retail/Restaurant Cultural Uses Bicycle Center Workspace Affordable Housing Neighborhood serving and regional retail/restaurant A large area of the ground floor will be made available at below market rent for cultural uses. Bicycle center will include lockers and showers. Creative workspace 48 units (4 3 -bedroom units, 8 2 -bedroom units, 20 1 -bedroom units, 16 studios) plus residential circulation and ground floor lobbies. Hotel 1, 700 sf 106, 800 sf 40, 300 sf 154, 000 280 Rooms 42, 200 sf 12, 000 sf Total Commercial Uses (not including public open space) sf 357, 000 sf 1

CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) • Purpose: to inform decision-makers and the public of CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) • Purpose: to inform decision-makers and the public of a project’s potential physical effects on the environment • Applies to discretionary projects • Increases public understanding of and participation in environmental review process • Discloses potential impacts on the environment • Identifies ways to avoid or reduce potential significant impacts through feasible mitigation measures or alternatives

CEQA • EIR is an informational document that represents “good faith” effort to disclose CEQA • EIR is an informational document that represents “good faith” effort to disclose projects’ potential environmental impacts and identify ways to lessen such impacts • CEQA does not deny or approve a project

OVERVIEW OF CEQA PROCESS • Notice of Preparation (NOP) • Extended public comment period OVERVIEW OF CEQA PROCESS • Notice of Preparation (NOP) • Extended public comment period (January 15, 2017 through February 16, 2017) • January 30, 2017 Scoping Meeting • Prepare & Publish Draft EIR • 45 -day public review • Prepare & Publish Final EIR • Response to comments on Draft EIR • Corrections or additions to Draft EIR • Planning Commission and Council Consider Final EIR and Project • Council Certifies EIR • If significant impacts, Council must make Findings, adopt a mitigation monitoring program, and adopt Statement of Overriding Considerations

THE CEQA EIR PROCESS Prepare/Distribute Notice of Preparation (30 -day review period) Prepare Final THE CEQA EIR PROCESS Prepare/Distribute Notice of Preparation (30 -day review period) Prepare Final EIR Including Response to Comments Public Scoping Meeting Review of Responses by Commenting Agencies We are here Prepare Draft EIR Planning Commission Hearing Prepare Public Notice of Draft EIR Availability File Notice of Determination Public and Agency Review of Draft EIR (45 days) = Opportunities for Public Input

SCOPING MEETING PURPOSES • Inform the community and concerned agencies about the project and SCOPING MEETING PURPOSES • Inform the community and concerned agencies about the project and the EIR • Solicit input regarding the EIR scope • Inform the community about process and future opportunities for input

PRELIMINARY EIR SCOPE: POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL TOPICS FOR ANALYSIS • Aesthetics (including Shadows) • Air PRELIMINARY EIR SCOPE: POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL TOPICS FOR ANALYSIS • Aesthetics (including Shadows) • Air Quality • Cultural Resources • Neighborhood Effects • Noise • Population/Housing • Construction Effects • Public Services (Fire/Police/Parks/Libraries) • Geology/Soils • Transportation/Circulation • Greenhouse Gas Emissions • Utilities (Water/Sewer/Solid Waste/Energy) • Hazards and Hazardous Materials • Land Use and Planning • Mandatory Findings of Significance

CONTENTS OF DRAFT EIR • Description of the Projects • Existing Environmental and Regulatory CONTENTS OF DRAFT EIR • Description of the Projects • Existing Environmental and Regulatory Setting (baseline) • Analysis of Projects Impacts on the Environment • Based on CEQA Guidelines and Thresholds and substantial evidence in the record • Includes analysis of cumulative impacts • Feasible Mitigation Measures, as necessary • Analysis of Reasonable Range of Alternatives

OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC COMMENT • Public Comments on Scope, Focus, Content of EIR • OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC COMMENT • Public Comments on Scope, Focus, Content of EIR • Provide comments at tonight’s meeting • Form for written comments provided • Turn in to staff • Mail/drop off to City Hall • E-mail comments • Comments will be reviewed by EIR consultant and City to ensure that environmental issues/concerns are addressed in the EIR

CONTACT INFORMATION Please direct your comments to: Rachel Kwok City Planning Division City of CONTACT INFORMATION Please direct your comments to: Rachel Kwok City Planning Division City of Santa Monica 1685 Main Street, Room 212 Santa Monica, California 90401 Email: Rachel. [email protected] net

OPEN HOUSE/PUBLIC COMMENTS • Please go to open house stations • Provide public comments OPEN HOUSE/PUBLIC COMMENTS • Please go to open house stations • Provide public comments