Development Proposal for 825 De La Vina
By an edhat reader
A four-story mixed-use development at 825 De la Vina was given final approval by the Architectural Board of Review on March 22, 2021.
The owner, JDC Construction Development Group from Chatsworth, hired DMHA Architecture from Santa Barbara to develop the current 17,911 square foot surface-level parking lot using the Average Unit-Size Density (AUD) program.
They are proposing a 21 unit rental complex to include five, 2-bedroom, ten, 1-bedroom, and six studio units ranging in size from 483 to 1,419 square feet with an average unit size of 776 square feet. Two of the units will be designated as "moderate-income inclusionary units."
Residents living adjacent to 825 De la Vina stated they were not properly notified of the January 2021 meeting when the initial approval occurred because the city suddenly changed its meeting notification process right in the middle of COVID, and just prior to this primary and key decision making meeting.
The proposal includes 23 parking spaces and 32 bike parking spaces. Concerned residents have stated this is not enough parking for the already limited street spaces in the area and the massive size of the building will affect surrounding residents.
Residents will be protesting this project on Monday, June 21st at 1:30 p.m. at 825 De La Vina Street while the city council views the site.