Photo by Clara Harter

Parking: The City of Santa Monica will begin demolition of Parking Structure 3 at 1318-20 Fourth Street on Monday, Feb. 14, to clear the site for affordable housing. Fencing will go up on Thursday, Feb. 10. The City Council previously awarded a demolition contract to AMPCO Contracting Inc. The demolition, which is expected to take approximately six months, comes on the heels of the Superior Court of California issuing a final order in the City’s favor, dismissing a lawsuit put forward by the Santa Monica Bayside Owners Association. The City-owned property is the future site of affordable housing to help address the regional affordable housing crisis. On January 11, the City Council approved an exclusive negotiating agreement with EAH Inc. to develop the project.