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De La Guerra Plaza Revitalization Project

Why this Project?

De La Guerra Plaza was designated a Public Square in 1853 and has since served as Santa Barbara’s center of town. In addition to serving as a civic center, it has provided the location for the original Police and Fire Stations. It is the venue for political activism and events including Old Spanish Days. De La Guerra Plaza presents an opportunity for the City to revitalize and reactivate its center of town. A revitalized Plaza will involve expanding the available space by making structural and aesthetic improvements to better serve the community’s arts and cultural events throughout the year.

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What's Happening

The De La Guerra Plaza Revitalization Advisory Committee will be meeting Friday, June 19 from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM via GoToWebinar

June 16, 2020 

On Friday, June 19, from 8:30 – 10:00 AM the De La Guerra Plaza Advisory Committee will meet to discuss and review an initial draft concept drawing.

Please use the link below for the June 19th meeting. The dial-in information for the virtual meeting is as follows:

Webinar ID: 542-225-067

You will be connected to audio using your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP). A headset is recommended. You can also select the option to use your telephone, but you must use the Go To Webinar software to interact with the meeting. Select “Use Telephone” after joining the webinar and call in using the following number, 1 (562) 247-8422 If you have technical questions about the webinar, please go to:

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The De La Guerra Plaza Revitalization Advisory Committee will be meeting Friday, May 8 from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM via GoToWebinar

May 6, 2020 

The agenda item for this meeting is to develop a purpose statement for the plaza. The purpose for the statement is to answer the question of “why” we are revitalizing the Plaza and what function it will serve. Having a known purpose will help guide City staff and designers to decide on which features and activities to include or not to include in the design of the Plaza. During the design process, City staff and designers can reference the purpose statement to help answer questions, and once completed, the final design should reflect the purpose statement.

If you are interested in joining the meeting, the meeting information is on the agenda at the following link: De La Guerra Plaza Revitalization Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda

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De La Guerra Plaza Revitalization Design Advisory Committee, April 10, 2020, meeting update

April 6, 2020 

Given the current safer-at-home orders from Governor Newson, we felt it would be a good idea to cancel the upcoming April 10th Advisory Committee Special Meeting and hopefully meet again at the next scheduled May 8th Advisory Committee Regular Meeting. We hope each of you are taking care of yourselves and are doing well in this uncertain time.

The regular meeting will take place in Room 15 at City Hall from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

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Last Updated: Nov 18, 2019
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