I have lived in Santa Monica for about 20 years. I have enjoyed visiting, eating, and attending events held at the Miramar over the years. This precious landmark needs to be preserved as is and I write to express my discontent with plans to expand and build upward on this historic hotel. Needless to say, the traffic along Ocean Avenue to get home each day is often gridlocked and difficult, due to current traffic. How can anyone think that further expansion would not impact traffic, making it worse?
Either someone is in denial or is being paid to look the other way. But any expansion would cause unseen problems and decrease the quality of life for current and long-time residents who treasure this city and the Miramar!