Smoky Hollow Specific Plan 2018 (web version)
1.5 Guiding Principles
The Vision Framework includes eight guiding principles:
Promote a Vibrant Smoky Hollow
The Smoky Hollow District possesses significant potential to become an incubator hub and creative center in El Segundo and throughout the region. The Specific Plan promotes characteristics that attract creative and cutting-edge businesses to the area, and addresses identified constraints to the retention and growth of local businesses.
Support Infrastructure Improvements
Inadequate infrastructure may limit the desirability of the area for creative and technology-based businesses. The Specific Plan supports the provision of adequate infrastructure to facilitate telecommunications that will attract and retain employee-intensive businesses.
Preserve Smoky Hollow’s Mid-Century Industrial Feel
Its vibrant industrial, commercial, and downtown areas create a distinct character. The Specific Plan preserves and enhances Smoky Hollow’s intimate, small-town character, its history, authenticity, and fine-grained architectural scale.
Develop Parking Solutions
Parking in the Smoky Hollow district remains a primary concern for local businesses and nearby residents. The Smoky Hollow Specific Plan identifies parking and mobility solutions that address parking needs, including the maximization of curb-side parking resources, the development of shared parking facilities, and other transportation demand management strategies.
Encourage Land Uses that Support the District’s Vision
The Specific Plan provides for commercial and industrial development that promotes new and existing businesses, sustains economic growth, and incorporates sustainability principles. Further development of uses that are incompatible with the vision is discouraged. Additionally, nearby residential neighborhoods are protected.
Define an Attractive and Distinctive Image for Smoky Hollow
A walkable, cohesive, and enduring built environment provides a foundation for Smoky Hollow to flourish. Enhanced streetscapes, pedestrian-oriented buildings, and intimate outdoor spaces create a sense of place and community. Architecture that respects the established industrial character while incorporating innovative solutions for new and more sustainable development represents a critical piece of the local identity.
Provide Connections Between Destinations for All Modes of Travel
The Smoky Hollow district will become a center for daytime activity, complete with walking and bicycle pathways to Main Street and the Sepulveda Boulevard corridor. The Smoky Hollow Specific Plan prioritizes seamless cycling and pedestrian connections, encouraging greater reliance on alternative transportation options.
Emphasize Flexibility, Creativity, and Innovation
A place as unique as Smoky Hollow draws creative industries, innovative thinking, and advanced technologies. The Specific Plan recognizes this asset and provides flexibility for new solutions and ideas that contribute to the success of Smoky Hollow.