County of Santa Barbara Long Range Planning Division

Hollister Avenue-State Street Streetscape Project

The Santa Barbara County Planning and Development Department (P&D) has initiated the Hollister Avenue–State Street Streetscape Project. The streetscape project (managed by P&D) is a subcomponent of the larger Hollister Avenue–State Street Improvements Project (managed by the County Public Works Department). P&D is working with Public Works throughout all phases of the streetscape project.

The purpose of P&D’s streetscape project is to plan public streetscape improvements, such as lighting, seating, landscaping, bus stop shelters, bike racks, public art, signage, and hardscaping for the 1.25-mile portion of the corridor stretching from San Antonio Road to State Route 154. The goal of such improvements is to increase the attractiveness of the area, foster economic vitality, improve pedestrian and transit opportunities, and provide a distinct and unifying theme for the area.

streetscape Public Works’ street improvements project includes street widening and replacement of the railroad bridge over Hollister Avenue to improve traffic circulation, and vehicular and pedestrian safety.

Project Schedule

P&D has reviewed backbground documents, assessed the existing conditions of the corridor, and developed design concepts and standards for streetscape improvements. The next steps for the project include incorporating the design concepts and standards into conceptual streetscape improvements plans and presenting the plans to the public and South County Board of Architectural Review for comment. P&D anticipates completing these steps in Winter and Spring 2017. Public hearings before the County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors are anticipated to occur in Summer 2017.

Upcoming Public Workshops and Hearings

Public outreach will be an important component of the project and is anticipated to take place in Spring 2017. Please re-visit our website in the future for specific dates and locations of public workshops.

County Board of Supervisors
(Summer 2017, Details TBD)
County Planning Commission
(Summer 2017, Details TBD)
Public Workshops
(Spring 2017, Details TBD)
South County Board of Architectural Review (SBAR)
February 17, 2017 at 9:00 A.M.

Meeting Location
Santa Barbara County
Planning Commission Hearing Room
Engineering Building, Room 17
123 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Meeting Materials
Hearing materials are posted here.

Submit Comments

We welcome any ideas, comments, suggestions or questions you may have throughout all stages of this project. Please contact the Long Range Planning Division via email.

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Long Range Planning
Dan Klemann, Deputy Director:
Allen Bell, Supervising Planner:, (805) 568-2056
Ryan Cooksey, Planner:, (805) 884-6836

Public Works
Walter Rubalcava, Project Manager:, (805) 739-8775
Diana Estorga, Project Manager:, (805) 739-8763