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Waterfront Historical Survey

The original City of Santa Barbara Waterfront Area Survey was conducted between September 1999 and October 2000 through joint efforts of City staff, historic preservation consultants Historic Resources Group/San Buenaventura Research Associates, Inc. and volunteers trained by Alexandra C. Cole of Preservation Planning Associates, Inc.  The survey included the full length of the waterfront area that was bound by the freeway 101, Santa Barbara Community College, the beach and the zoo.  The survey was completed under the guidance of the HLC and staff of the Community Development Department’s Planning Division using methodology and criteria developed by the California Office of Historic Preservation and the National Park Service.  Approximately 500 properties were surveyed and the survey identified properties that were eligible for individual listing as City Landmarks/Structures of Merit, as well as a potential historic district due to the large collection of historic resources at the western end of the City’s Waterfront, known as West Beach.  In 2013, the contributing properties to the Potential West Beach Historic District were added to the City’s Potential Historic Resources List.  The individually significant buildings surveyed in the area that have not yet been designated as historic resources will be added to the City’s Potential Historic Resources list in the winter of 2014.  If you would like to see the original survey documents, please contact the Urban Historian, Nicole Hernandez at 805-564-5470.

Click link to view the more detailed survey with map and photo
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2018
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