Feedback Wanted re: DRAFT of the Downtown Specific Plan

March 15, 2016

DTSP Workshop 3 and 4.The following is an important message from Kelly Stroman, Executive Director/Downtown Manhattan Beach Business & Professional Association.

Hello Friends of Downtown,

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! Below is information regarding, and a link to access, the DRAFT of the Downtown Specific Plan.

This is the DRAFT document that is a culmination of almost 1.5 years of work, research, workshops and countless time and effort by the DBPA, City Council, City Staff and the Consultants.

It is crucial that you read and pick through this draft. What resonates with you? Think in terms of the next 10-20 years and how the Downtown will transform. Consider your children. After all, teenagers today will be in their late 20s or 30s before this might be revised again. It is our mission to make sure Downtown is as charming, safe, desirous and vibrant 20 years from now, as it is today. We need your help to accomplish that!

If you have questions about the draft, you can email Nhung, ME, or show up to the community meeting tomorrow, March 16, at which time Staff will walk you through the different elements of the draft. Share this with friends and family, talk to your kids about what they might want – it might surprise you.

YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED! Big or small, one line or paragraphs, thoughts, edits and requests. THIS IS THE TIME TO GET THIS RIGHT. On March 24th, there will be a community meeting at which time the consultants will be on hand to take your feedback. If you cannot attend, PLEASE send your thoughts, comments, etc. to Nhung Madrid or me by April 11th. All feedback received before April 12th will help Staff and the consultants draft the final plan that will be presented to Council in May or June.

This is complex, but so very important to the future of downtown.

Please share with friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. Any and all are encouraged to chime in.

Kelly Stroman
Executive Director/
Downtown Manhattan Beach
Business & Professional Association
P.O. Box 3298
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266