New Goleta Hotel Development to Begin

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An edhat reader shares a sign of proposed hotel development for the "Calle Real Hotel" in the former home of Santa Barbara Motorsports.

The Notice of Proposed Development reads the new hotel will be located at 5955 Calle Real, next door to Zodo's Bowling and Beyond.

The development plans to build a three-story 134 room hotel. The building itself will be 18,172 square feet while the total project would reach 54,910 square feet. Included is 142 parking spaces, 8 bicycle spaces, assorted landscaping, and an outdoor pool. 

Below is a rendering that was proposed in 2016. The entire proposal can be viewed here.

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EastBeach Dec 08, 2018 06:07 PM
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I say we turn back the clock ... everyone who wasn't here before, say, 1980, has to leave town. If you came after that, you're part of the problem. All buildings built after that has to be turned into open space. Wait, Delco Electronics moved a ton of people out from Wisconsin before that who built a lot of homes and crowded our schools. They had 2,000 water sucking employees. So let's change the threshold to 1965 and keep our economy based on low wage earners waiting tables, running cash registers, changing seniors' diapers, and tending our gardens. At least Lincoln School would till be around and not a commuter parking lot .... {all said in jest to make fun of the holier than thou}

Factotum Dec 08, 2018 08:23 PM
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Large estates had maids and gardeners quarters. For the workers they needed, they housed them too. Let's do turn back to those days.

a-1545073030 Dec 08, 2018 09:31 PM
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Santa Barbara is becoming Goleta’s armpit. Many want to head over! A great evacuation experience this time last year. Loved 5-weeks in Goleta.

420722 Dec 08, 2018 02:39 PM
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Why do all these huge tech businesses want to plant themselves in tiny cities. Go to a bigger city that already has accommodations for you.

a-1545073030 Dec 08, 2018 12:45 PM
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I heard that the Super 8 (Hollister & Fairview) and the Motel 6 (next to Zodo's) also have plans to renovate/expand. Each of these hotels have pools, which they will probably eliminate to create a larger footprint in order to put in more rooms. The tech companies in Goleta are "crying" for more accommodation in the area. These companies pay millions in local taxes, which gives them clout, and are a major driving factor in the approval of these hotel projects. Concerns about water/pollution are only concerns for the "little people" like us. Greed is a funny thing....unless you are greedy.

cherplan Dec 08, 2018 11:44 AM
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I live in a senior complex about 2 blocks from the proposed development and am already concerned about air quality. I avoid the intersection due to long waits at the stop light and heavy traffic. Is this what the quiet, stable, residential Goleta wants for its future? Once that oversized building is completed it won't go away in my lifetime. There are plans in the works to reconfigure that intersection, but if this building was completed, that would probably limit these plans. Has an EIR been completed for this project? Calle Real shopping strip is already overcrowded. We don't need hundreds of visitors joining us at Trader Joe's. Please don't build this project.

a-1545073031 Dec 08, 2018 11:05 AM
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Desecration (architecture, glass boxes) that destroyed the beauty of parts of San Francisco. Now here. As FACTOTUM said, and I agree.

a-1545073031 Dec 08, 2018 02:27 PM
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To poster at 9:43 AM, I think the OP in this comment was referring only to architecture destroying the BEAUTY of SF, and not fitting in with other structures. And, wasn't referring to what has happened to the streets themselves, with their trash etc.

Factotum Dec 08, 2018 01:31 PM
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Easier to draw straight lines on CAD, than to hand draw sumptuous contours and flourishes. Lazy design meets lack of talent and imagination. Outcome: Linear Penetentiaries.

a-1545073031 Dec 08, 2018 11:23 AM
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The ARCHITECTURE in SF is responsible? YGTBKM.............From NPR, August, 2018: ......San Francisco's streets are so filthy that at least one infectious disease expert has compared the city to some of the dirtiest slums in the world. /////////The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit surveyed 153 blocks of the city in February, finding giant mounds of trash and food on the majority of streets. At least 100 discarded needles and more than 300 piles of human feces were also found in downtown San Francisco, according to the report./////Per London Breed (San Francisco's mayor)...."I will say there is more feces on the sidewalks than I've ever seen growing up here," Breed told NBC Bay Area last month. "We have to make sure people who live here, [and] sadly, people who are homeless here, that they are also held accountable for taking care of our streets. This is our home."

a-1545073031 Dec 08, 2018 09:46 AM
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Notice the architecture screams, "Not A Hotel!" They are designing that building to accommodate whatever need is desired after-the-fact. Secondly, there is zero rational argument that Goleta needs more hotel and thus more water use. Nobody needs to be told but sadly it has to be said that we're in the 8th year of drought. Goleta has tapped into the lowest points in the 7 wells that provide water. Cachuma water rights are owned by many and the lake is empty. Yes, traffic. But only marginally so based on this being a commercial corridor. The reality? It's irresponsible for growth to proliferate at this point.

a-1545073031 Dec 08, 2018 09:37 PM
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Stop population from expanding. People won’t stop allowing more to come, or reproducing trophy children. Droughts and no water will stop growth. Wish granted.

jak Dec 08, 2018 07:42 AM
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Always Running, how many times a year do you try to find a hotel room in Goleta on short notice? It can be hard certain times of year. Yes , I know there are usually open rooms in Solvang or Camarillo but that’s a long way to drive given local highway conditions (trust me, I have done it enough times) and I use just as much Watson Camarillo as in Goleta. As a bonus, I usually can avoid driving a rental car if I fly into SBA when the busses are still running and manage to score a room west of Patterson.

Factotum Dec 07, 2018 05:58 PM
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Gee, the architecture looks just like new out of the same box Santa Barbara. The new seminal style to replace what used to make Santa Barbara notable - timeless and gracefully detailed 1920's Spanish.

a-1545073031 Dec 07, 2018 05:43 PM
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Once again Goleta shows the "can do" spirit....in the behind-the-times City of SB we have the Miramar disaster and that "thing" on the 1800 block of State. Maybe the sb city council should encourage entrepenuers to open up shop downtown. Goleta is doing. SB is doo-doo-ing....literally.

Factotum Dec 09, 2018 08:36 PM
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Actually with term limits the politicians do not stay in office that long; but their union handlers are forever, no matter who replaces them. As long as the unions get to sit on both sides of the bargaining table - via their elected hand maidens and the union bosses negotiating for every possible benefit, perk and compensation package we will continue this downward spiral. Voters alone can change this. They had choices in 2017, but they kept voting union. What does that tell you? That they like taking money out of their own pockets and handing it over to the city employees for their ever-increasing perks and pensions while voters get get potholes and broken sidewalks in return. Unless of course (gasp) there are now more city employees and their families and friends voting than anyone else. Has this critical voter demographic tipping point been passed? City has over 2000 employees - can they continue to outvote everyone else?

a-1545073031 Dec 09, 2018 07:31 PM
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It's always about the money. The council approves union-only labor (or some other union scheme) and gets re-election money from the union. That's how incumbents can stay in office for so long.

a-1545073031 Dec 08, 2018 05:41 PM
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Let's hope that you're right. Sadly, Paula (and a couple of others) are tied to the city unions. If they want this will Paula (and others) have the guts to say no? Didn't happen in SB. We'll be watching...

a-1545073031 Dec 07, 2018 03:41 PM
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Good. The business community here needs more hotel space. I know a lot of people will complain but this is necessary. Thousands of people (like myself) and their families depend on the growing High Tech business community in Goleta.

MountainMan4865 Dec 07, 2018 10:37 PM
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We need a lot more of this, and by that I mean notices by vigilant community members giving us a head's up of this sort of nonsense and development. Three stories?! It's necessary? Your justification is ridiculous. Why would the tech industry need even more hotel space than that's exploded here already? Really. Why? Your families depend on hotel space?

Factotum Dec 07, 2018 06:01 PM
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The pressure is not off Santa Barbara to provide "affordable housing" for the 20,000 commuting workers. This is now Goleta's full responsibility. Between UCSB and HighTech Goleta, providing "affordable housing" is no longer Santa Barbara's sole burden. It is about time.

a-1545073031 Dec 07, 2018 02:03 PM
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"...three-story 134 room hotel" And the water comes from??? Answer: They'll just steal it from the people who are already living here.

a-1545073031 Dec 07, 2018 12:47 PM
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Living anywhere near all that car exhaust would be extremely unhealthy. I bet that intersection is going to be a roundabout someday soon. Long overdue.

a-1545073031 Dec 07, 2018 12:26 PM
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I can't imagine anyone who knows the area wanting to stay in that location. Being close to shops and restaurants is nice, but that's a pretty noisy area, with the freeway on one side and Calle Real on the other.

Always_Running Dec 07, 2018 09:53 AM
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There aren’t any other three story buildings the area, and doesn’t appear to be needed. I rarely see “The Goodland” filled to compactly. Maybe it’s because their average rate is $225 per night. We have two Marriotts & a Hilton as well the three hotels on this Calle Real block: Best Western, Goodland, & Motel 6 next door.

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