Planning Commission Public Hearing on the City’s Draft Coastal Land Use Plan
On March 1, 2018, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider a recommendation to City Council on a General Plan Map Amendment and Local Coastal Program (LCP) Amendment, including a Draft Coastal Land Use Plan (LUP). The Draft Coastal LUP documents criteria and interpretations already being used today for the review of Coastal Development Permits, clarifies development standards for complicated topics such as development near coastal bluffs and creeks, and addresses new and emerging issues for the City, such as sea level rise.
The Planning Commission will consider:
- A General Plan Map Amendment bifurcating the adopted General Plan Map at the Coastal Zone boundary, except in the Airport Area, to create a General Plan Land Use Map for the Inland and Airport Areas (no other changes proposed) and a General Plan Land Use Map for the Coastal Zone with minor land use designation name changes.
- A LCP Amendment comprised of the Draft Coastal LUP and adoption of a General Plan Land Use Map for the Coastal Zone.
Following the Planning Commission’s consideration and recommendation, the General Plan Map Amendment and LCP Amendment will be forwarded to the City Council for adoption, and the LCP Amendment onto the California Coastal Commission for certification.
Draft Coastal LUP Review
The 2018 Planning Commission Review Draft Coastal LUP and General Plan Amendment maps are available online at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/LCP. The LCP website also includes a track changes version of the Draft Coastal LUP showing the edits made to the Public Review Draft Coastal LUP (November 2017) based on comments received by January 11, 2018. Hard copies of the 2018 Planning Commission Review Draft Coastal LUP are available for viewing at the Santa Barbara Central Library (40 East Anapamu Street) and the City’s Planning Division offices (630 Garden Street).
Planning Commission Hearing
March 1, 2018
Meeting begins at 1:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers
City Hall – 735 Anacapa Street
You are invited to attend this public hearing. The agenda and staff report will be available online by end of the day on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/PC. Written comments are welcome and should be submitted prior to the hearing by mail to PC Secretary, P.O. Box 1990 Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990; or by email at PCSecretary@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.
For more information, please visit SantaBarbaraCA.gov/LCP or call Rosie Dyste at (805) 564-5470 x4599.