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    City of Santa Barbara Hosts Community Design Workshops for “Create State” – the State Street Master Plan

    On Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10, the City will host workshops at 821 State Street (between Canon Perdido and De La Guerra Streets) for members of the community to help create design concepts for the future of State Street and the surrounding downtown area.

    “We hope you will join us in creating designs for State Street. This is an exciting celebration of downtown and opportunity for the community to help shape Santa Barbara’s future and learn more about the State Street Master Plan” said Tess Harris, State Street Master Planner.

    Attendees will be grouped into small teams to design two or three blocks on State Street using a map of the street and game pieces that reflect potential transportation options and activities that could be included in the long-term design for State Street. Each team’s design poster will be hung at the location and available for viewing during the Open House on Saturday, December 10. Each workshop will also include a brief project update and time to view other teams’ designs.

    All events will include the same activities and be in English and Spanish. No professional design experience is required to participate in any of these events, and all community members are welcome.

    “We are really excited to make this an event for everyone. The Learningden Preschool staff will be onsite to provide childcare to children 18 months and older so that parents and caregivers can fully participate in the workshop. Come see the pop-up art show that The Arts Fund and the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture are putting on during the workshop events focused on creativity and innovation. It is sure to be a hit.”

    Further information on the community design workshops is available under “Events” at: StateStreet.SantaBarbaraCA.gov  Additionally, the City of Santa Barbara encourages all members of the public to take the State Street survey and share your thoughts about what you want to see downtown in the future.

    For more information, please contact Tess Harris, State Street Master Planner at




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