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City of Santa Barbara
Land Development Team Bulletin
Volume #230, 10/13//2020

Special Meeting of the City Council and Planning Commission
to Consider Multi-Unit Housing Development Standards
October 22, 2020


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Special Meeting to Consider Multi-Unit Housing
Development Standards

At this hearing, the City Council and Planning Commission will consider new standards for multi-unit residential and mixed-use buildings, including floor-to-lot area ratio (FAR) standards and building heights. This final phase of ordinance amendments will conclude the trial of the Average Unit-Size Density Incentive Program, and establish longer-term standards for multi-unit housing projects. In addition, staff will provide an overview of the Planning Division’s Major Work Efforts. The City Council and Planning Commission will receive public comment, discuss new standards, and City Council will provide direction for staff.

This meeting will be conducted electronically via the GoToWebinar platform, as described in more detail on the Meeting Agenda posted on Thursday, October 15, 2020, available on the City Council web page. The agenda, staff report, and exhibits will also be available on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at The City Council and Planning Commission will receive public comment via the GoToWebinar platform, and written comments are welcome up to the time of the hearing, by email to: Clerk@SantaBarbaraCA.Gov. 

City Council and Planning Commission 
Special Meeting
Thursday, October 22, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Via the GoToWebinar platform 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to gain access to, comment at, or participate in this meeting, please contact the City Administrator’s Office at (805) 564 5305.  If possible, notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements in most cases.

This work effort is being conducted by the Planning Division of the Community Development Department. For questions, please contact Jessica Metzger, AICP, at or (805) 564-5470 ext. 4582.

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