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(Horizons West)

Juli Doar the owner of 2001-2011 Main St., had proposed to demolish the skate shop at the corner of Main and Bay streets, in order to build a mixed-use development. A 3-Story Mixed-Use Building, Commercial & Retail (4,090sf) & 14-Units Residential (21,197sf) Over 1-Level Subterranean Parking (48 Parking Spaces) in 25,297sf Total.

The building is the home of the Horizons West surf shop and also houses the Zephyr skateboard shop, home to the legendary Z-Boys skate team who have been the subject of two films, the documentary ‘Dogtown and Z-Boys’ and the fiction film, ‘Lords of Dogtown’.

The Landmarks Commision on 5/14/2007 approved the west wing 20 foot by 108 foot portion of the building (now Horizons West) as a City Landmark.

Following a series of community workshops and blueprint iterations, the team at Howard Laks Architects unveiled a proposal 4/10/2008 that would keep the retail space on Main Street, which houses the original Zephyr store and the adjacent Horizons West Surf Shop, and tear down the back units in favor of the apartment building.  The compromise plan seemed well-received by the community and the commission, which voted the following month to landmark the building housing the retail space, keeping it intact in perpetuity, while allowing development to take place in the back.

John Baldessari and William Wegman have studios behind the surf shop.

Community meetings 4/10/2008 and 8/7/2008. The adaptive reuse development of the landmark Horizons West surf shop continues to be controversial.

Residents not sold on project (SM Daily Press 4/16/2008)

Horizons Project Not An Easy Fit SM Mirror

Where The Z-Boys Began: Horizons/Zephyr (SM Mirror)

LANDMARKS COMMISSION 5/14/2007
http://www01.smgov.net/planning/landmark/agendas/2007/STOA%20LC-07-OM-002%20(2001-2011%20Main%20Street).pdf

Supplemental information
PRELIMINARY HISTORIC ASSESSMENT: 2001-2003 MAIN STREET

Surfer Shop May Be Saved 4/20/07
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2007/04/surfer_shop_may.php
 
Dogtown building of skateboard fame could survive and become Santa Monica city landmark (Argonaut 4/19/2007)

Shop’s past has wheels (LA Times 2/12/2007)

Horizons/Zephyr Nomination Postponed (SM Mirror 12/14/2006)

http:Has Dogtown had its day? (SM Daily Press 10/11/2006)

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