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Commitment to Community Benefits

The Plaza at Santa Monica is designed to engage at each and every level and we are committed to the uses, services and programming that will make The Plaza integral to the Santa Monica experience.

Economic Benefits

$9.125 million

in art, childcare and miscellaneous fees to the City

$5 million annually

to the City in hotel taxes

$860,000 annually

in public space programming


Benefits Include

Abundant Public Open Space

The Plaza was designed for community engagement, with layered programmable open space.

Year-Round Open Space Program

With an annual programing budget of over $800,000, The Plaza will engage residents and visitors with exciting community activities including the seasonal ice skating rink included in the design.

Additional programming being considered includes:

  • Public art installations and exhibits
  • Outdoor musical performances
  • Film screenings
  • Children’s events with the Zimmer Children’s Museum
  • Specialty food, arts and crafts markets
  • Theater, Poetry Slams, and Performance Art
  • Summertime festivals
  • Holiday installations
  • Exercise classes for youths, adults, and seniors

48 units of affordable housing

Specialty Marketplace

Designed with Santa Monica residents in mind, the specialty marketplace will offer artisanal foods, crafts, and services for the community, allowing The Plaza to integrate into daily life.

Zimmer Children’s Museum

The Zimmer is recognized as a cultural leader in children’s museum programming, providing hands-on experiences and educational opportunities to engage and inspire.

Bicycle Center and Bike Share Station

The Plaza at Santa Monica is committed to engaging and encouraging avid cyclists, families and visitors to use their bikes to get to The Plaza and around downtown.

Modern Parking Facilities for the Public

The Plaza’s over 820 space parking garage will include approximately 200 new public parking spaces as well as parking to accommodate visitors and tenants of the building. Using cutting-edge parking management technology, additional public parking will be made available throughout the day.

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