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Historic Landmarks Commission reviews alterations and demolitions to historic resources. To find out if your property is under the jurisdiction of the Historic Landmarks Commission and more information about historic resources, see our Historic Preservation Site  or contact the Urban Historian at (805) 564-5536.

The documents linked on this page are posted by City Staff. If you have questions, comments, suggestions, or problems with the items on this page, please contact the staff listed below. Advisory Group members do not have City email addresses. In order to contact individual members, please send your emails to staff listed on this page. Your message will be forwarded to the appropriate Advisory Group member.
Community Development HLC Secretary
Public Hearing Notice

You are invited to attend the hearing and address your comments at the virtual hearing.

WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT: Public comments may be submitted via email to before the beginning of the Meeting. All public comments submitted via email will be provided to the Commission and will become part of the public record. You may also submit written correspondence via US Postal Service (USPS); addressed to HLC Secretary, PO Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990. However, please be advised, correspondence sent via USPS may not be received in time to process prior to the meeting and email submissions are highly encouraged. Please note that the HLC may not have time to review written comments received after 4:30 p.m. the Tuesday before the meeting.

All public comment that is submitted before 4:30 p.m. the Tuesday before the meeting will be published on the City’s website at Comments provided via USPS or e-mail will be converted to a PDF before being posted on the City’s website. Note: comments will be published online the way they are received and without redaction of personal identifying information; including but not limited to phone number, home address, and email address. Only submit information that you wish to make available publicly.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The scope of this project may be modified under further review. To be informed of future hearings, you may:

  • Submit a request in writing to become an “Interested Party” for notification by mail or email when the project is scheduled on an agenda. Agendas are posted and mailed/emailed to interested parties 72 hours before the meeting.
  • Join the City’s to subscribe to email notification whenever HLC agendas posted. This is a general subscription for all agendas.

You may also contact City Planning staff at (805) 564-5578 for questions on case status or visit the Planning Counter Scheduling Information Page to schedule a Virtual Appointment. Business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and every other Friday (see City Calendar for closure dates).

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you need services or staff assistance to attend or participate in this meeting, contact the HLC Secretary at (805) 564-5470, ext. 4572. If possible, notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will usually enable the City to make reasonable arrangements. Specialized services, such as sign language interpretation or documents in Braille, may require additional lead time to arrange.

* NOTE: In compliance with the Brown Act, an Agenda with all items to be heard will be available at 630 Garden Street and online at at least 72 hours before the hearing. Approximate times are set for each item; however, the schedule is subject to change. 

Copyright Disclosure and Fair Use Commitment for Copies of Architectural Plans


The City of Santa Barbara provides copies of architectural plans that are submitted to the City in the course of the design review or land use approval process in order to comply with state public disclosure laws. The City provides copies of these architectural plans for the purpose of facilitating project review, public comment and news reporting consistent with the doctrine of fair use. Any further use or publication of architectural plans without the permission of the copyright owner may constitute an infringement of applicable copyright projections.

By clicking on the link below and accessing the draft plans, you are (1) acknowledging the existence of copyright protection for architectural plans; (2) recognizing that the use of such plans is limited by the copyright protection; and (3) represent that you do not intend to use the copies in any manner that would infringe upon the copyright.

Public Notices

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May 12 2021 246 Canon Drive.pdf
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Current Agenda

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May 7 2021 Special Meeting Agenda.pdfnew
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Architectural Drawings

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May 7 2021 Plaza De La Guerra Plans.pdfnew
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Staff Reports

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May 7 2021 Item II Plaza De La Guerra Staff Report.pdfnew
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Public Comment

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May 7 2021 Item II Plaza De La Guerra Public Comment Record.pdfnew
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April 14 2021 Consent Minutes.pdf
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April 14 2021 Draft Minutes.pdf
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April 23 2021 Designation Subcommittee Special Meeting Minutes.pdf
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Meeting Schedule

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2021 HLC Meeting Schedule.pdf
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Last Updated: Mar 22, 2021
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