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Planning Commission Hearing
updated: Aug 04, 2014, 9:32 AM

Source: City of Santa Barbara

Planning Commission Hearing Regarding Municipal Code Amendments Related to the Average Unit-Size Density Incentive Program and Historic Landmarks Commission Referral to Planning Commission

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 1:00 p.m.

City Hall, Council Chambers, 735 Anacapa St.

In 2011, the City Council adopted the General Plan Update, including policies to locate new residential development near services and encourage the construction of affordable units through the Average Unit-Size Density (AUD) Incentive Program. This program allows increased density and development standard incentives to facilitate the construction of smaller residential units in selected multi-family and commercial zones. Chapter 28.20 was added to the Santa Barbara Municipal Code on August 9, 2013 to implement the AUD Incentive Program.

The purpose of this hearing is for the Planning Commission to discuss potential amendments to Title 28 of the Municipal Code to establish parameters for requiring Planning Commission concept review of AUD rental projects in the High Density and Priority Housing Overlay areas on project sites of 15,000 square feet or greater.

The Planning Commission will also consider an amendment to Title 22 of the Municipal Code to give the Historic Landmarks Commission authority to refer any project proposed on a highly visible site to the Planning Commission.

The Planning Commission recommendations will be forwarded to the City Council for adoption later this year.

You are invited to attend this hearing. Written comments are welcome and should be submitted prior to the meeting at the Planning Division Office, 630 Garden St; by mail attention Planning Commission Secretary, P.O. Box 1990 Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990; or by email at PCSecretary@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.

On Thursday, August 7, 2014, an Agenda with all items to be heard on Thursday, August 14, 2014, will be available at 630 Garden Street. AGENDAS, MINUTES and REPORTS: Copies of documents relating to this agenda item are available for review at 630 Garden St. and posted online at www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/PC.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to gain access to, comment at, or participate in this meeting, please contact the City Administrator's Office at (805) 564-5305. If possible, notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements in most cases.

For information, or to be included on our email list for future notice of these ordinance amendments, call Allison De Busk at (805) 564-5470, extension 4552 or e-mail ADebusk@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.


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