The city has completed a draft of a "visionary" planning document to guide development of the Bergamot Station Arts Center area with the arrival of the Expo Light Rail.
Near Santa Monica's Mid-City and Pico Neighborhoods, the area encompasses 140 acres on both sides of Olympic Boulevard on the northeastern edge of the city.
It is expected to be transformed into a walkable neighborhood with lots of apartments, creative offices, restaurants and shops when the Expo line is operational in 2016. A station at Olympic and 26th Street in the Bergamot area will be one of three light rail stops in Santa Monica.
The newly-completed Bergamot Plan—which is still awaiting City Council approval—will be accessible by foot, bike, bus and train, but lesser so by car.
The maps above this article show provide a glimpse at some of the most important components of the plan, including proposed building heights, bike paths and facilities, park and open space locations, and fiber optic infrastructure.