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  CAD Standards
The City of Santa Barbara’s CAD Standards are designed to maximize the efficiency and quality of design for all City of Santa Barbara staff and consultants. The .zip file contains all of the templates, blocks, plot configurations, and data files necessary to use the CAD Standards. The .pdf example file demonstrates how the title sheet and secondary sheets should appear when plotted using the CAD Standards.
  Standard Details
This link deals with Section Titles of Construction Standards. A Table of Contents, Hardscape, Drainage, Lighting, Traffic, Sanitary Sewer, Water, and Underground Utility Details are all linked from this page.
  Public Works Forms
A variety of Public Works forms are linked for your benefit on this page.

Outdoor Lighting and Streetlight Design Guidelines
The goal of this guideline is to promote a high standard of quality for lighting in commercial and residential areas of Santa Barbara, and to assist Design Review Boards, Planning staff, architects, lighting designers, and applicants with an understanding of the concepts behind good lighting design and a means to achieve that goal by establishing parameters to enable reviewers to determine that the intent of the guidelines has been met.


Standards for Parking Design
The purpose of these Standards is to provide for convenient off-street parking that will entice users away from on-street parking. In general, on-street parking results in disruptions to through traffic and a higher traffic accident rate.