Initial concepts for renovations of the will be presented Monday evening at a special meeting of the Landmarks Commission.
The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium East Wing meeting room at 1855 Main St.
At Pico Boulevard and Main Street, the historic Civic Auditorium is a local landmark and a popular venue for monthly shows and conventions. It will undergo $50 million in renovations and an expansion with construction slated to begin in spring 2013, according to the city's website.
Built in 1958 and located just a few blocks from the ocean, the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium hosted the Academy Awards in the 1960s; concerts by Bob Dylan, Lenny Kravitz and other music legends; and countless exhibitions and trade shows. "The Civic," as it's commonly known, is also home to the Santa Monica Symphony. It features a 27,168-square-foot exhibit space and has a seating capacity of 3,000.