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Draft New Zoning Ordinance (NZO)

Planning Commission Hearings: Scheduled for Thursday, March 2, 2017 and Thursday, March 9, 2017. The next Planning Commission hearing is scheduled for Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Time: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm (estimated)
Location: City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA

Open Houses: Staff will be present during informal open houses to answer general or specific questions about the New Zoning Ordinance. Display boards - Click Here

Location for both open houses:
Santa Barbara Public Library, Main Branch (Faulkner Gallery)
40 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and
Thursday, February 23, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Open House Public Comments (written) Click Here

Planning Commission Hearings: March 2 and March 9, 2017

Staff Report (report only, no exhibits) – Click Here

Exhibit A: Draft New Zoning Ordinance – Click Here (18 MB file)

Exhibits B-E: Click Here  

Exhibit B: NZO-Staff Report to Design Review Bodies, December 23, 2016
Exhibit C: Design Review Minutes
Exhibit D: Public Comments (received 10/15/16 – 2/6/17)
Exhibit E: Summary of Major Topics Previously Discussed by the Planning Commission

Exhibit F: NZO Diagrams - Click Here

Exhibits G-L: – Click Here 
Exhibit G: Current and Proposed Zone Designations 
Exhibit H: Hyperlinks to Previous Staff Reports, Minutes, and Notes 
Exhibit  I: Proposed Changes to Title 29, Airport Zoning 
Exhibit J: Addendum to Final Plan Santa Barbara Environmental Impact Report 
Exhibit K: Applicable General Plan Policies 
Exhibit L: Zoning Standards to be Considered in the NZO Effort

Public Comments: Received 2/7/17 thru 2/28/17Click Here

Public Comments: Received 3/1/17 thru 3/2/17– Click Here

Public Comments: Received 3/3/17 thru 3/21/17– Click Here

Public Comments: Received 3/22/17 thru 4/10/17 (New) – Click Here

Staff Memo to Planning Commission, 3/1/17 (New) – Click Here

Staff Memo to Planning Commission, 3/8/17 - Click Here
Map: Food Service Use and Zoning - Click Here (12 MB file)

Staff Memo to Planning Commission, 3/9/17 - Click Here

Staff Report, 4/6/17 (New) – Click Here

Staff Memo to Planning Commission, 4/11/17 (New) – Click Here

Draft NZO – Report to Design Review Bodies: Proposed New and Changed Design Review Approvals 

NZO proposes changes to certain design review approvals and will be discussed with the City’s design review bodies on the following dates: 

January 3, 2017 – Architectural Board of Review
January 9, 2017 and January 23, 2017 – Single Family Design Board
January 11, 2017 – Historic Landmarks Commission 

Staff Report: Click here.
PowerPoint Presentation: Click here.

Draft NZO Module #3: Administration, Parking, and Temporary Uses, October 3, 2016
(for Planning Commission meeting October 14, 2016)

Meeting Agenda: Click here.

Staff Report and all Exhibits, including Module 3: Click here. (72 MB file)
Staff Report only, no Exhibits: Click here.
Module 3: Administration, Parking, and Temporary Uses (Exhibit C): Click here.
Exhibits A, B, and D through J (does not include Module 3): Click here.
Written public comments received between staff report preparation and the hearing: Click here.
Open House topic board comments: Click here.

To see Minutes of the Meeting click here.

Draft NZO Module #3: Administration, Parking, and Temporary Uses, August 16, 2016
(for Joint Committee meeting August 29, 2016)

Meeting Agenda:Click here.
Staff Report and all Attachments, including Module 3: Click here.
Staff Report only, no Attachments: Click here.
Module 3 (Attachment 1): Click here.
Attachment 3 (Revised 8/25/16): Click here.
Attachment 4 (Revised 8/25/16)Click here.
Written public comments received at meeting: Click here.
Meeting notes of August 29, 2016: Click here.

Draft NZO Module #2: Development Standards, February 29, 2016 
(for Planning Commission meeting March 18, 2016)

Meeting Agenda: Click here.
Staff Report and all Exhibits, including Module 2: Click here.
Staff Report only, no Exhibits: Click here.
Module 2: Development Standards: Click here.
Minutes of the Meeting: Click here.
Open House topic board comments, Click here.

Draft NZO Module #2: Development Standards, November 9, 2015
(for Joint Committee meetings December 7 & 14, 2015)

The Committee reviewed and provided comments to staff and the consultant on the Draft Module #2 – Development Standards, with a focus on several topics listed in the agenda and outlined in the accompanying staff report.

Draft Module 2: Development Standards
Staff Report (no attachments), click here.
Module 2 (Report Attachment 1), click here
Report Attachments 2 through 7c, click here
Meeting agenda click here.
Meeting notes of December 7, 2015, click here.
Meeting notes of December 14, 2015, click here.

Draft NZO Module #1: Use Regulations, June 12, 2015
(for Planning Commission meeting June 25, 2015)

Draft Module #1: Use Regulations, click here.
To view the notice of the meeting, click here.
Meeting agenda, click here.
Staff Report and Exhibits, click here.
Open House topic board comments, click here.
To see Minutes of the Meeting click here.

Draft NZO Module #1: Use Regulations, May 4, 2015
(for Joint Committee meeting May 11, 2015)

The Committee reviewed and provided comments to staff and the consultant on the draft Module 1 – Use Regulations, with a focus on several topics listed in the agenda and outlined in the accompanying staff memo.

To view the Draft Module 1: Use Regulations (dated May 4, 2015), click here.
To view the staff memo to the NZO Joint Committee (dated May 4, 2015) that accompanied the Draft Module 1, click here.
For the meeting agenda, click here.
To see the meeting notes, click here.

Issues and Options Paper, January 2015
(for Planning Commission meeting March 18, 2015)

To review the Issues and Options Paper presented at this workshop click here.
To view the notice of the meeting click here.
To view the Memo to the Planning Commission click here.
To see Minutes of the Meeting click here.

The NZO Joint Committee meeting, Monday, February 23,  2015
The purpose of the meeting was to present the Issues and Options Paper prepared by Dyett & Bhatia, consultants for the NZO effort.  The paper summarizes their principal findings and conclusions based on their review of the City’s existing Zoning Ordinance and also includes initial ideas for improvement.

To see the Agenda for the meeting please click here.
To see the notes of the last NZO Joint Committee Meeting click here.
To review the Issues and Options Paper reviewed by the NZO Joint Committee click here.

The last meeting of the NZO Joint Committee, October 30, 2014 
The purpose of the meeting was to kick-off the project.

To review the agenda packet for this item click here
To review the notes of the meeting click here 

Council Meeting Agenda Item to Approve Consulting Contract, October 14, 2014
On October 14, 2014 the Council granted approval for the Community Development Director to execute a Professional Services Agreement with Dyett & Bhatia, Urban and Regional Planners, in an amount not to exceed $199,910, for planning consultant services to prepare the City’s new Zoning Ordinance.

To review the Council Agenda Report for this item click here.

The NZO Joint Committee meeting on the draft scope of work for consultant services, May 28, 2014
To view the Agenda with Attachments click here.

Planning Commission meeting on the draft scope of work, April 17, 2014 
To view the public notice for the Planning Commission meeting click here.
To view the Staff Report click here.
To view the PowerPoint for the meeting click here.

March 6, 2014, Joint Planning Commission and City Council Meeting
Council Agenda Report
PowerPoint 

Last Updated: Apr 12, 2017