Airport Commercial Industrial Space Complete
Source: City of Santa Barbara
On Monday, June 24, the City of Santa Barbara [celebrated] the completion of its new commercial industrial development on Santa Barbara Airport property with a ribbon-cutting ceremony officiated by City of Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo.
Construction on this sought-after development began in July 2018 and was made possible by a more than $10 million investment in this key location along Hollister Avenue, one of the last developable parcels in the area. The new five-building development addresses a long-standing shortage of commercial industrial space in the Santa Barbara region and will enable a number of local companies the opportunity to grow their businesses. Examples of future tenants include ACIJet, ServPro Santa Barbara.
In addition to its value for local business, the project is one of the most thoughtfully planned new developments in terms of environmentally friendly features and green building materials. The project is awaiting its final designation as a LEED Gold or Silver development, and is designed to be energy and water efficient, protect area waterways and produce renewable energy with its use of solar technology. There are also two charging stations for electric vehicles.
Some of the highlights of the project include:
• Modern industrial design - improving the look of Hollister Avenue area
• Coffee shop/deli opportunity with outdoor seating
• Rainwater recapture system
• Gardens and benches with a park-like atmosphere
• Bike racks and bike storage
• Lockers and showers for bike commuters
• Electric vehicle charging stations
Each of four commercial industrial buildings consists of two 2,300 square foot units, including a roll-up door, storage, and front office space. A café or deli is envisioned for the anchor corner building in 2,500 square feet of space, including indoor and outdoor seating. A nearly 2,000 square foot space in this building is available for lease by a retail or other service-oriented business. The café and retail will serve the growing number of businesses and employees in the area, particularly the new Direct Relief facility directly adjacent to the development. All units have plenty of adjacent parking.