Source: City of Goleta
Public Parking Lot Purchase Approved
A goal of the City has been to expand parking opportunities near Hollister in Old Town by increasing the amount of off-street parking available in the neighborhood. In July of 2016, the City entered into a shared agreement with Community West Bank to lease 18 parking spaces in their lot in Old Town for the public to use. Earlier this year, the City began discussions with a second property owner regarding a lot on the western side of Orange Avenue north of Hollister Avenue which was currently being used as a private parking lot. At the September 19 City Council meeting, the City agreed to purchase this 6,500 square foot lot which will provide an additional 17-19 public parking spaces in Old Town. The staff report from the September 19 meeting can be viewed here.
Magnolia Avenue Sidewalk Under Construction
At the August 15 City Council meeting, the construction contract was approved for the Magnolia Sidewalk Infill Project. Construction will begin in early September to fix and replace deteriorated or missing sidewalk on the east and west sides of Magnolia Avenue from Hollister Avenue south to Gaviota Street. The project will take about six weeks to complete and make improvements to walking paths, sight distance at the intersections for drivers, drainage along Magnolia Avenue, and driveway access. For more information please visit the project page here.
Save the Date
Don’t miss our City Project Open House on November 2 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Goleta Valley Community Center. Learn more about important City projects by talking to key staff and consultants. This informal event lets you browse various stations to learn about the topics that interest you.