The City of Santa Monica (City) wanted to convert Airport Avenue, a roadway owned and operated by the City, from a two-lane vehicle roadway into a Complete and Green Street with separate pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle travel ways. Airport Avenue was classified as a “Minor Avenue and Bikeway” in the City’s Circulation Element and ran 0.85 miles in length from east to west, with varying 25-foot to 30-foot curb widths. It has served as the main connector roadway between the Santa Monica Airport and surrounding communities.
Cannon was selected to provide design, survey, and public outreach services for the improvement project. The full-service design team included Cannon’s in-house survey, civil, structural, landscape architecture, and electrical teams. Our survey team provided a topographic and utility survey as well as boundary and right-of-way determination. The project involved difficult and distinct design parameters, including shared street concepts to increase parking and event space for the Barker Hangar (a 35,000-square-foot venue and event center), green infrastructure elements, incorporation of water re-use applications with irrigation, and concept intersection improvements. The City also needed retaining structures to be built next to the airport without impacting daily operations. These improvements are the backbone infrastructure to a larger, decades-long project to convert the existing airport into a community park.Back to Service