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Santa Monica Land Use + Circulation Element

Santa Monica, CA

2010 Los Angeles Section APA Comprehensive Plan Award for a Small Jurisdiction 


Raimi + Associates, in coordination with City staff and a team of consultants, updated the Land Use and Transportation Elements of Santa Monica’s General Plan. The Plan won the 2010 Comprehensive Plan Award for a Small Jurisdiction from the California Chapter of the American Planning Associates, Los Angeles Section.


Raimi + Associates served as an extension of staff, assisting with a number of project management and technical policy development tasks. R+A led the development of the land use designation map, helped guide the identification of individual neighborhoods, districts, and boulevards in the City, and helped translate the ideas and recommendations from the public workshops into specific policies and actions in the General Plan. Each individual neighborhood, boulevard, and district and each major topic area (e.g., sustainability, public health, public facilities and services, etc.) in the General Plan included a discussion of existing conditions, a vision for the future and detailed policies and actions. As part of the General Plan Update, R+A also completed a standalone section outlining how the City will approach sustainability and climate change.

Client: City of Santa Monica

Timeframe: 2008 - 2010

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  • Citywide direction for addressing sustainability and climate change.

  • On-call extension of staff for diverse land use, design, and transportation topics arising throughout the planning process.

  • Place-based General Plan typologies for neighborhoods, districts, and corridors.

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