Santa Monica Lookout
|New Downtown Santa Monica Parking Structure to Open Thursday||
By Lookout Staff
December 19, 2013 -- City officials Thursday will cut the ribbon on the newly completed Parking Structure 6 they say promises to be “a game-changer for Downtown parking.”
“Patrons will cascade up and down the bright red exterior diagonal staircase, which weaves in and out of the plane of the façade. This increases public safety by its high visibility and offers patrons unique ocean views.
It took about ten months to “demolish” the old structure, which was dismantled piece by piece to diminish impacts, and construct of the new facility.
City officials will have plenty to celebrate Thursday. Ownership of the structure had been contended by the State after Governor Jerry Brown moved to dissolve local redevelopment agencies (RDA) across the State.
The state argued that Santa Monica could lose the six Downtown Parking structures owned by its former RDA because they were not technically being used for a “governmental purpose.”
But on Tuesday, State officials announced Santa Monica could retain ownership of the six structures, including the newly-built Structure 6.
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