Arts Commission Holds Public Meeting on Bergamot Art Center
  • August 23, 2014
  • 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Santa Monica Civic Auditorium East Wing, 1855 Main St.

The Arts Commission of the City of Santa Monica will hold a special meeting on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 10am to discuss the proposals for the Bergamot Art Center prior to the City Council’s consideration of the same on Tuesday, August 26th. The Commission invites members of the public to attend and comment.

Community Meeting for the Plaza at
Santa Monica

Project at 4th/5th Arizona

Meeting to review and provide input on conceptual plans of 148’ tall (stepping down to 20’ along public walks) 115,000 sq. ft boutique hotel, 200,000 sq. ft. creative art space, 40,000 sq. ft. retail, and 12,000 sq. ft. of cultural venue with four levels and 1220 spaces of subterranean parking.
  • Monday, Sept 8, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
  • SM Main Public Library, 2nd Floor Multi-Purpose room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. SM, CA
Next Wilmont Meeting
Tues, Sept 2, 7:00 pm,
(Meet & Greet 6:45)
Community Room

Montana Branch, SM Library

Tues, Aug 26, 6:30 pm
Wed, Aug 26, 7pm
Hearing for Callahan's CUP (see below)

Registered members of the Santa Monica Democratic Club may vote on who to endorse for: Santa Monica Rent Board (3), Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education (4), Santa Monica College Trustee (4), and Santa Monica City Council(3).  Doors open at 6:00pm

1213 Wilshire Blvd.
(Callahan’s Restaurant)

Condition Use Permit to allow the on-site sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages at an existing restaurant under new ownership.

1112 Pico Blvd.
A proposed Development Agreement to permit the construction of a 45-fit multiple-family residential building. The proposed building would be 32,088 sq. ft. with 32 two-bedroom units and a two-level subterranean parking garage having 66 parking spaces located at 1112 Pico Blvd.

620 Santa Monica Blvd.
Conditional Use Permit for an alcohol license in conjunction with new resident run by the Santa Monica Yacht Club; additionally, request to extend hours of alcohol services (11 a.m.- 2:00 a.m Mon-Fri. and 9:00 a.m - 2:00 a.m. on weekends and holidays.

1705 Ocean Ave. Unit C
Conditional Use Permit for Starbucks alcohol license for on-site sale and consumption of beer and wine in conjunction with new 2372 sq. cafe at the Village, a Santa Monica mixed-use development.

2300 Wilshire Blvd.
Design Compatibility Permit to allow extension of 4/12/12 permit of three-story 45’ mixed-use building with three levels of subterranean parking, 22,300 retail area, 2700 sq. ft. of restaurant use and airspace subdivision for one commercial condominium and thirty (30) residential condo units.

Wed. August 27, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers, Second Floor,
Santa Monica City Hall
1685 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA

Wilshire  Montana
Neighborhood  Coalition

Attention Wilmont Members

With the Election coming November 4th and so much going on, Wilmont is working to update our website, speaking on behalf of our neighborhood at City Council and Planning Commission meetings and creating new committees to keep you updated on the big issues facing our city. 

Please take a look at the committees list below and consider spending a few hours a month and taking a more active role in our city’s future.

Please also keep the following information handy so you can contact us and find out how to get started. We’ll also have sign-up sheets at our next meeting.

Next Meeting

  • Tuesday, September 2 7p.m. Montana Branch Library
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone:   310-359-8238


-DEVELOPMENT-Big Projects like the Miramar, etc.

 John C. Smith, Kirsten Laage, Laura Wilson

-TRANSPORTATION-Traffic, Parking, Big Blue Bus, etc.

Kirsten Laage, Lenore Morell

-OUTREACH-Website, Events, Flyers, Membership, etc

John C. Smith, Adam Rakunas, Ed Hunsaker, Kirsten Laage

-ELECTIONS-City Council, etc.

Ed Hunsaker, Deborah Roetman. John C. Smith. Kirsten Laage

-ZONING-Downtown Plan, Zoning Ordinance Update, etc.

Taffy Patton, Ed Hunsaker,  Alin Wall

-WILSHIRE BLVD PLANNING-“Activity Center”, Developments, etc.

 Alin Wall, Elizabeth VanDenburgh

-HOUSING-Renters Rights, Taxes, etc.

Ed Hunsaker, Kirsten Laage

  Wilmont... neighbors working together for a better community.
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