The city has chosen Reliance Development Group to develop 30 acres of city-owned land at the edge of Santa Monica Airport. Plans call for construction of 1 million square feet of office and commercial space and parking structures to hold 3,700 cars.
All access to the developed area would be via Bundy Drive; the existing airport entrance at Walgrove Avenue would be closed.
The project has aroused resistance from residents in the adjoining neighborhoods of Mar Vista, part of Los Angeles. They note that although the project will provide a major source of new revenue for Santa Monica, it is Mar Vista that will bear the brunt of the new traffic it generates.