On Monday, September 12, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., the Goleta Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing to consider recommending to the Goleta City Council the adoption of amendments to Title 17 (Zoning) of the Goleta Municipal Code (GMC) to establish objective design standards for projects that qualify for streamlined, objective review under State law. The meeting will be held in person and via the Zoom platform. The public may also view the meeting on Goleta Channel 19 and/or online at https://cityofgoleta.org/goletameetings.
The development of objective design standards is critical to ensure that if a development proposal qualifies for streamlined, objective review, the City is prepared to apply adequate objective design standards so that the proposed development is designed appropriately for the community.
The proposed ordinance would establish objective design standards within Title 17 of the GMC to address this need and includes procedures for the processing of projects that qualify for this type of review. A new Chapter 17.44 of the GMC is proposed that includes applicability and procedural standards as well as objective standards for site and building design, mixed-use development, and utilitarian elements. Definitions are also included, as are other associated amendments to Title 17.
Any recommendations from the Goleta Planning Commission will be provided to the Goleta City Council. The Goleta City Council will consider the recommendation at a later hearing to adopt any amendments to Title 17.
For more information on the City of Goleta’s Objective Design Standards project, visit our webpage here. If you have any questions or comments about the project, please email Senior Planner Andy Newkirk at email@example.com. For inquiries in Spanish, please contact Marcos Martinez, Spanish Engagement Specialist, at (805) 562-5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff reports and documents will be posted approximately 72 hours before the hearing on the City’s website at https://cityofgoleta.org/goletameetings.