For the most part, the Draft Coastal LUP carries forward policies that already exist in other City planning documents and regulations. New policies document the criteria and interpretations being used today for the review and approval of Coastal Development Permits, clarify development standards for traditionally complicated topics such as development near coastal bluffs and creeks, and address emerging issues for the City.
The Draft Coastal LUP was adopted by City Council on August 7, 2018, but will not be effective until certified by the California Coastal Commission (CCC). It is anticipated that the CCC will consider the Draft Coastal LUP in summer, 2019.
Development of the Draft Coastal Land Use Plan
The City of Santa Barbara, in consultation with the California Coastal Commission, has developed a Draft Coastal Land Use Plan (LUP) to replace the City’s existing 1981 Coastal LUP (as amended). See the Public Meetings page for a full list of the public hearings conducted in preparation of the Coastal LUP.
The materials related to adoption of the Coastal LUP, including the General Plan Map Amendment and LCP Amendment, can be viewed at: