Santa Monica Borderline

Sherwood worked to complete the design of a multi-block green streets project located at the edge of Santa Monica’s border with Venice, CA. The design implements a woonerf-style livable street by incorporating multi-functional urban stormwater best management practices as well as low impact design into a pedestrian friendly design. Sherwood focused its efforts on making this alternative streetscape a reality by working to develop the design, from concept through construction documentation, as well as determining the cost and maintenance implications for the City of Santa Monica. A highlight of this project was Sherwood’s design to manage all stormwater runoff from the site using hardscape infiltration areas and plantings with no conventional piped stormwater infrastructure. The design represents a critical component of the Santa Monica Sustainable City Plan to realize a better city for its citizens.

Site Plan Detail
Cross Section at Street Level
View of the curbless street along Santa Monica Borderline
Close up of the raingardens implemented along the street

LocationSanta Monica, California
ClientCity of Santa Monica
Nelson Nygaard
Size4 City Block
StatusCompleted 2011

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