We Need Your Input on the City's Historic Preservation Ordinance!


Provide input on the City's Historic Preservation Ordinance!

The City is beginning the next phase in our Historic Preservation project – developing a Historic Preservation Ordinance. We want community and Planning Commission input on relevant topics necessary to shape the contents of the future regulations, such as:

  1. Identification of eligibility criteria and process to list and delist a historic resource; and
  2. Development of regulations associated with historic properties including archaeological resources.

The Planning Commission meeting dates and anticipated topics are as follows:

  • April 22, 6:00 p.m.: Introduction/Overview
  • May 13, 6:00 p.m.: Discussion of general provisions and those related to the built resources
  • June 24, 6:00 p.m.: Discussion of issues related to cultural and archaeological resources

The above discussions will be part of regular Planning Commission agendas and will be held at Goleta Council Chamber (130 Cremona Drive, Suite B).

Background – Historic Preservation Project

Working with a consultant team from Historic Resources Group, the Historic Preservation Project consists of the creation of a comprehensive Citywide Historic Context Statement and a Citywide Historic Resources Survey to create an inventory of historic resources in the City. The purpose of a historic context statement is to place built resources in the appropriate historic, social, and architectural context so that the relationship between an area’s physical environment and its broader history can be established.

More information and materials regarding the Historic Preservation project, including the latest version of the Context Statement, is accessible on the City’s website at www.historicgoleta.org

Questions? Contact Lisa Prasse, Current Planning Manager, at lprasse@cityofgoleta.org or 805-961-7542.