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Monday, November 19, 2007

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Gaviota Coastline Threatened with Westward Expansion of Santa Barbara/L.A. Sprawl





Taken from the Santa Barbara County Planning department's webpage on this project:

http://sbcountyplanning.org/projects/03DVP-00041/index.cfm

also see the 11/14/2007 summary of the project:
http://sbcountyplanning.org/PDF/projects/03DVP-00041/SBRanchProject-Detailed%20Summary(9-12-07).pdf

The Santa Barbara Ranch Project consists of amendments to the County’s Comprehensive Plan, Coastal Land Use Plan and Zoning Ordinance along with a variety of subdivision and entitlement applications that would collectively permit a residential estate development on the Gaviota coast, two miles west of the City of Goleta. Several different development scenarios are under consideration involving between 54 and 72 new residential dwellings, an equestrian center, agricultural support facilities, a worker duplex, public amenities (including access road, parking and restroom, hiking, biking, equestrian trails near the coastal bluff, an educational kiosk and a coastal access stair structure), and creation of conservation easements for permanent protection of open space and agriculture.


UPCOMING MEETINGS/DEADLINES:

November 13, 2007 – Recirculation of Revised Draft EIR

December 10, 2007 – Public Meeting on Revised Draft EIR

January 2, 2008 – End of Public Comment Period on Revised Draft EIR


GROUPS FIGHTING THE DEVELOPMENT:

http://www.savenaples.org/

http://www.gaviotacoastconservancy.org/

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