Update by the edhat staff
July 28, 2022
The Santa Barbara City Council received an update from the State Street Advisory Committee on Tuesday evening and agreed to hire a consultant.
The council unanimously approved a $709,156 contract, plus expenditures up to $70,915 to cover any cost increases that may result from contract change orders, with MIG, Inc. for consulting services on the State Street Master Plan.
MIG, Inc., which has also worked with the cities of Berkeley and Pasadena, plans to include a community engagement plan; technical studies on transportation, stormwater management, and utilities; an urban design framework; and an implementation plan with cost estimates, phasing, ongoing maintenance, and operations.
The State Street Master Plan is a long-term visioning document for the next 30 to 50 years for the revitalization of downtown from Anacapa to Chapala Streets and State Street from Sola Street to the Highway 101 underpass.
Last July the City Council appointed seventeen members to the State Street Advisory Committee to provide input and recommendations on key design elements, potential areas of concern, the engagement plan, and make a recommendation to City Council. The State Street Advisory Committee will continue to hold regularly scheduled public meetings in addition to participating in community engagement efforts.
“Following a robust review and competitive interview process, staff believes that this team provided the most in-depth understanding of the issues that the State Street Master Plan aims to address; a proven track record of successful planning and engagement projects; a team with wide-ranging technical expertise, including local knowledge; clear understanding of the importance of public engagement; and a passion for the community and project,” the report states.
Members of the public will participate in shaping the State Street Master Plan’s goals and urban design framework through workshops, public meetings, events, and charrettes. Opportunities for engagement will exist in a number of venues including public meeting spaces, locations on State Street, at community events, in neighborhood meetings, and online.
The contract identifies completing the State Street Master Plan within 16 to 18 months of the project kickoff, with an anticipated completion date of December 2023 – March 2024.
The full report can be viewed here.
Upcoming State Street Master Plan Contract Council Hearing
Source: City of Santa Barbara
July 25, 2022
On July 26, 2022 City Council will hold a hearing to receive an update on the work of the State Street Advisory Committee and the State Street Master Plan consultant selection process; and consider awarding a contract to MIG, Inc. for consulting services that include a community engagement plan; technical studies on transportation, stormwater management, and utilities; an urban design framework; and an implementation plan with cost estimates, phasing, ongoing maintenance, and operations.
City Council Hearing
Tuesday July 26, 2022
Meeting starts at 2:00 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers
735 Anacapa Street
The agenda and staff report are available at https://santabarbaraca.gov/CAP. Public comment may be given in person at the meeting or remotely via Zoom. Members of the public who wish to give public comment remotely may do so by completing the Zoom registration link on the City Council agenda. Written comments should be addressed to City Council via email to Clerk@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.