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Hideaway Lottery
updated: Mar 08, 2014, 6:12 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

Does anyone know when "The Hideaway" affordable housing units lottery will be taking place? The 101 unit housing community seems to be taking shape, but searches of their website and the City of Goleta's website doesn't mention anything about the 10 affordable units that are supposed to be sold.

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 COMMENT 501301P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-08 09:28 PM

Never heard of it, but if it is in the city of Goleta, call the planning department there and ask. Or email/call your friendly councilperson.


 COMMENT 501306P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-08 10:52 PM

This article from Noozhawk might shed some light - end of article has mention



 COMMENT 501328P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-09 08:09 AM

More housing? Aren't we in some sort of water emergency? Guess it's time we can water the lawn again.


 COMMENT 501341 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-09 08:59 AM

The "10 affordable units" got me to thinking.

I wonder if either a developer or affluent buyer has ever brought a test case lawsuit charging either reverse discrimination or illegal taking of property?

Interesting subject.


 COMMENT 501342 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-09 09:07 AM


This contruction was obviously started before the drought was declared.

I think they should to a battle royal rather than a raffle


 COMMENT 501367 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-09 11:59 AM

.....Google is our friend-


 COMMENT 501384P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-09 01:21 PM

Why would a developer fight this silly "affordable unit" raffle? Usually, the affordable unit set aside is a condition for granting density bonuses and/or federal tax credits - it doesn't seem likely that anyone would mount a legal fight against a condition that allowed them to overbuild the parcel in the first place.


 COMMENT 501392 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-09 01:52 PM

Why save water - it goes to more building permits - check out all the NEW construction on Storke heading to IV - on the right hand side. By the looks of the pipes, etc. looks like it will be DENSE two story housing. The builders love us to save water - more housing. What drought????


 COMMENT 501417P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-09 04:38 PM

That's right-construction was started during the current drought and since the last drought. Planners have very poor memories when it comes to limited finite resources like water.


 COMMENT 501437 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-09 07:35 PM

Dear gripers of development,

1. People griped about YOUR house as it was being developed.

2. If you don't like development, buy the land and keep it wild.

3. Or, how about just be grateful for what you have and stop griping!


 COMMENT 501455P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-10 02:06 AM

1. I would suggest that development up until recently was welcomed. The concerns about over-use of resources is completely valid, and is a recent phenomenon. What is the point of building, if homes will not have water.

2. The concerns about over-use of resources is completely valid. I doubt that the owners of the land would like to sell, anyway.

3. How can one be grateful for something that will no longer be true in the future? If the proceeds of a lifetime of working are to be rendered of no value because of the excessive actions of others, I would think one has a right to be concerned.


 COMMENT 501472 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-10 08:37 AM

hey 367. Google is our friend. However, some of us have more than one friend and like to talk with our friends. It's kind of the reason EdHat is a BLOG and not just a news posting service.

Maybe the OP just wanted some local perspective. If you only want people to Google information and not ask on this site, why are you on here? Just go read Google.


 COMMENT 501480 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-10 09:00 AM

I wonder what the freeway noise will be from their units? I live about 3 blocks from the 101 on the Westside and on clear nights the freeway noise is very loud from my backyard.

Goleta has plenty of water for development as they are the ones that put the kibosh on mandatory water rationing for Lake Cachuma water.


 COMMENT 501481 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-10 09:00 AM

I emailed the contact on their website to ask this same question a week or so ago, but I haven't received a response.


 COMMENT 501507 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-10 10:39 AM

As I suspected, it is very secretive. Makes me wonder who is getting these "affordable units." Could it be the developers friends? Friends of City Hall that approved this project? City workers that cannot afford to buy here like most of the rest of us?

I hope it is all on the up and up, but the information is clearly lacking in a transparent way. The City of Carp did a lottery of units for Lagunitas and it was published and open to the public. I have to wonder why Goleta and this developer are not publishing any details?


 COMMENT 501515 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-10 10:54 AM

destroy art and it's called vandalism
destroy earth and its called developement


 COMMENT 501571 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-10 01:40 PM

507 - did you ever think that it just might not be any of the public's business? It is private land. The developer has disclosed all he legally needs to and gotten approval for what he wants to do. There is a grossly inflated sense of entitlement in this area - the public simply does not have a right to know every little thing that happens here. I hope everyone who gets a place in the new development is happy there - I hope it fulfills their dreams but I so do not care about who gets what. Next.


 COMMENT 501646P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-10 04:07 PM

If there is an affordable unit lottery it's pretty much guaranteed that this was mandated by the developer taking some sort of government subsidy or even multiple public handouts, so please don't get all pious about private property rights.


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