State Street Advisory Committee

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Program Description

On July 20, 2021, the Santa Barbara City Council established a State Street Advisory Committee to guide the production of a State Street Master Plan.

The Advisory Committee will provide input and recommendations for the creation of a State Street Master Plan that addresses the following elements:

  • Streetscape Design and Amenities
  • Transportation and Circulation and Parking
  • Housing and Redevelopment Opportunities
  • Economic Development
  • Historic Resources
  • View Corridors
  • Stormwater Management
  • Sustainability and Resiliency
  • Equity and Accessibility
  • Homeless Strategies
  • Housing
  • Public Art
  • Implementation Plan and Phasing
  • Funding Strategy
  • Operation and Maintenance and Safety
  • Ongoing Operations

The main focus of the State Street Master Plan is to conceptualize the Downtown State Street corridor and adjacent city blocks. The Master Plan will be a holistic and long-term planning document that provides a conceptual layout of the area and an action plan. The proposed area of the Master Plan is from the 101 freeway to Sola Street, Chapala to Anacapa Streets. The State Street Master Plan will also evaluate connectivity and synergy to the commercial areas of the Funk Zone and Waterfront. Likewise, the Master Plan will take into account connectivity of the surrounding downtown neighborhoods, ensuring that other areas of the downtown core are addressed in the Master Plan.

Staff and volunteer designers will present a recommended master planning and urban design framework for the State Street Advisory Committee’s (SSAC) consideration. The Committee will break into smaller groups for discussion and analysis of the presented planning concepts and alternatives before reporting out to the entire SSAC on the preferred concept and alternatives. The Committee as a whole will then provide feedback to staff on the concepts and alternatives through straw polling. This feedback will be used to refine the recommended framework that will be released for public review in an administrative draft State Street Master Plan later in the year. There is no formal action being taken at this meeting.


Palm Park Beach House, 236 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101