shoreline development
Santa Monica

How to Cite

Johnson, A. G. (1950). SANTA MONICA BAY SHORELINE DEVELOPMENT PLANS. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 1(1), 30.


The officially adopted Master Plan of Shoreline Development for Santa Monica Bay covers 13 miles of the shoreline between Topanga Canyon and El Segundo, with 9 miles in the City of Los Angeles, 3 miles in the City of Santa Monica, and one mile in unincorporated territory. It is planned to care for the beach recreation needs of 6,000,000 people, which is the estimated population for Los Angeles County in 1970. The beach development includes an ocean fill of 56,000,000 cubic yards, on which all the facilities will be constructed. These include scenic beach drives with divided roadways, promenades, areas for games of various kinds, bath houses, rest rooms, landscaping, restaurants, and last but not least, auto parking areas with a total capacity of 40,000 cars at one time. The amusement park and marina will also have parking fields with a capacity of 6,000 and 11,000 cars, respectively.
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