At midnight, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, after a five-hour public hearing, the Santa Monica City Council took decisive steps to turn 12 acres of land at the Santa Monica Airport currently being used for aircraft “tie-downs” into parkland. “This is the beginning,” said Neil Carrey, President of the Santa Monica Airport2Park Foundation. “One day peopleContinue reading »
Above is a video of the slide presentation given at the March 13, 2015 kickoff meeting for the newly formed “Santa Monica Airport2Park Foundation”. The video presents the foundation’s plan for the first stage of converting Santa Monica Airport into a great park for the benefit of all. That process can, and we hope will, begin on July 1, 2015.
Anticipating the future closure of all or part of the Santa Monica Airport, Santa Monica Airport2Park Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, non-profit corporation, has been formed to advocate for building a great park on the airport land. The formation of the foundation comes after the November election when Santa Monica voters decisively rejected Measure D,Continue reading »
UPDATE – 11/24/2014: Measure LC nows stands at 15,434 Yes (60.45%), 10,096 No (39.55%) Measure D now stands at 10,288 Yes (41.19%), 14,688 No (58.81%) In other words the margin of both LC’s victory and D’s defeat are growing! —————- Hi everyone, We did it! Measure LC passed and measure D was defeated. The marginsContinue reading »
On Tuesday, November 4th, there will be an election that will determine the future of the Santa Monica Airport land that was originally bought by our grandparents with a PARKS BOND in 1926. Measure LC is one of the most important ballot measures that will be voted upon since that original purchase in 1926. MeasureContinue reading »
You are invited to an exhibition: Reimagining Santa Monica Airport– Part 1
Thursday October 23rd 6-9pm,
One night only.
Writers Boot Camp Gallery
Bergamot Station I, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica
We urge you all to attend!
A biking bridge with towers along the edge of a heavily forested Santa Monica Airport former runway is one of the conceptual proposals for the future of the airport developed by students at the USC Landscape Architecture program after a three month project.
The images, of how to turn the airport into green space if it’s to be repurposed will be on display at the Writers Boot Camp Gallery, Bergamot Station on Thursday, October 23rd , 6-9pm.
The exhibition titled “Reimagining Santa Monica Airport – Part 1” features the work of graduate students, Christopher Sison, Chen Liu, Zeek Magallanes and Yongdan Chunyu and is sponsored by Airport2Park.org, a coalition of community groups and neighbors formed to promote the creation of a great park on the land that is currently Santa Monica Airport.
The project was directed by USC Professor and Landscape Architect Aroussiak Gabrielian and the exhibition is curated by Professor Michael Brodsky of Loyola Marymount University, Founding member of Airport2Park.
Professor Brodsky says this about the exhibition, “Very few people have actually seen the potential beauty and space that is currently fenced and covered with asphalt on the Santa Monica airport property. This site has such great potential for a park with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Hollywood Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains that are currently only seen by the very few people that use it now.
“I feel that once people see this exhibition of talented graduate landscape architecture students, they will view the Santa Monica Airport site in an entirely new context; as one that can serve many more people in a variety of creative, healthy and sustainable ways than is currently served by the present industrial use.”
The exhibition, on Thursday October 23rd 6-9pm, takes place at the Writers Boot Camp Gallery, Bergamot Station I, 2525 Michigan Avenue, for one night only. Car pooling is encouraged and bicycle valet will be provided by Santa Monica Spoke.
The Committee for Local Control of Santa Monica Airport Land (CLCSMAL) invites you to attend our kick-off meeting on Wednesday August 20, 2014 at the Mount Olive Lutheran Church (see attached flyer). The purpose of the meeting is to provide details on the two ballot measures, but much more importantly, to let you knowContinue reading »
The deep-pockets aviation lobby, in panic mode over its faltering effort to wrest control of Santa Monica Airport (SMO) land from the city’s residents, has turned to the Federal Aviation Administration for help. The Washington-based Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has been joined in its cry for assistance by the National Business Aviation AssociationContinue reading »
Acting on the City Attorney’s advice, the Santa Monica City Council unanimously voted at its meeting Tues., June 24 to draft a ballot measure that would allow the City to continue to manage its municipal airport (SMO) while subjecting future development on airport land to voter review. The measure will compete with an initiative sponsoredContinue reading »
Can you imagine Manhattan without Frederick Law Olmsted’s beautiful Central Park? Neither can we! Did you know that that in 1927 the great park designer once created plans for a city full of parks here in Los Angeles? We don’t have a grand park yet in Santa Monica but you can see a great filmContinue reading »