In 1989, Third Street Promenade opened its roadway and sidewalks to millions of people who would, over the next 30 years, shop, dine, meet with friends, enjoy live street performances, dance, laugh and make lasting memories on the acclaimed pedestrian mall. There is no doubt that Third Street Promenade is one of the most successful public spaces in the world. But after three decades, it’s time for an upgrade.
Promenade 3.0 will be an urban design vision and action plan for the reinvention of this iconic, popular, and influential public space in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica.
Outreach and assessment for Promenade 3.0 will begin during the 2018 Holiday season, including a “Public Life” study by Gehl People with concept plans to be developed by Rios Clementi Hale Studios over the first half of 2019.
As City Urban Designer, Alan Loomis is the lead urban designer on Santa Monica’s “Promenade 3.0” project team.
“Council Poised to Make Way for Promenade Makeover” Santa Monica Lookout [October 5, 2018]
“Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade gets ‘3.0’ makeover” ABC7 [September 30, 2018]
“City Manager envisions a larger pedestrian zone for Downtown” Santa Monica Daily Press [August 20, 2018]