“Soft Path” from Dog Beach to Main Lifeguard Station Part of Master Plan
Lots of action is promised at the next Ocean Beach Planning Board meeting Wednesday night, May 16th.
Actually, it’s the Project Review Committee that is meeting, and they make recommendations on projects to the full Board – which will meet next on June 6th. Both committees meet at the OB Rec Center, 4728 Santa Monica Avenue.
First on the agenda is something called the “Ocean Beach Waterfront Master Plan” – a plan for the ocean front of OB being rolled out from the Design Committee of the OB Mainstreet Association.
Among the elements of this so-called “Master Plan” is a recommendation for a “soft path connecting Dog Beach and the Santa Monica Lifeguard Tower”. This could be controversial as a similar idea of a boardwalk was floated years ago but was brought down to defeat by last-minute grassroots’ opposition.
Other elements of the “Master Plan” include upgrades and improvements to Veteran’s Park, pier stairway improvements, and community entryway signage.
Although, the OB Planning Board has ultimate responsibility for improvement projects to the community within the “public element” of the village, it certainly can entertain ideas for improvements from any sector of the community.
Also, on the Project Review Committee’s agenda is the “upgrade and remodel of existing cafe and commercial space” on the OB Pier. Also, a request to expand a single-family residence at 4635 Bermuda Street is on the agenda. Finally, there is a request to build an addition to the existing property at 5072 Niagara Avenue.
Wednesday’s meeting starts promptly at 6:30 pm and is chaired by Vice-chair Landry Watson. Below, is the actual agenda – note – it’s two pages.