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Multi-unit Housing Program Amendments

At the semi-annual joint work session with the City Council and Planning Commission in 2019, the direction was given to staff to make amendments to the AUD program to take it to a permanent multi-unit housing ordinance.

Remaining Amendments

Development Standards

  • Establish maximum Floor-to-Lot Area Ratios (FARs) to regulate new multi-unit residential and mixed-use development

Density Changes

  • Remove the Priority Housing Overlay from Milpas Street and on Haley Street, west to North Quarantina Street
  • Remove the Priority Housing Overlay from Castillo and De La Vina Historic Districts
  • Add the Priority Housing Overlay to parcels directly adjacent to State Street, from Arrellaga Street to Mission Street
  • Consider designating State Street and De La Vina Street, west of Constance Street, High Density rather than Medium-High Density

Administrative Changes

  • Require a land use decision with findings by the Planning Commission for multi-unit housing projects on lots over 10,000 square feet located in the High Density or Priority Housing Overlay areas
  • Consider local preference for inclusionary housing component of AUD Program development
  • Consider incentives for ownership of residential units

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To provide comments, questions, or concerns please email staff at AUD@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

Workshops

Click here to view information about and materials discussed at AUD Workshops.

Past Meeting

For more information on Past Meetings and the Previous Actions click here.

Last Updated: Jan 4, 2021
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