Old Town Sidewalk Improvement Project

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Old Town Sidewalk Improvement Project 
Various locations in Old Town Goleta 
CIP Project No. 9031

August 2017

The City of Goleta, Public Works Department has completed a Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the project described below, and invites comments on the adequacy and completeness of the environmental analysis described in the Draft MND. The public comment period begins on August 17, 2017, and will end on September 18, 2017, at 5:00 P.M. All interested persons are encouraged to submit written comments. All letters should be addressed to Public Works Department, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117, to the attention of James Winslow, Senior Project Manager, 805.961.7577, jwinslow@cityofgoleta.org.

Project Description:

The project includes removing pedestrian access barriers and improving walkability for connections to businesses and alternative modes of transportation. The OTSW project would provide a continuous sidewalk, and curb and gutter, on at least one side of each street within the Project area. The project also includes installing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access ramps at the intersections where there are new or existing sidewalks. In addition, other project components include installing angled parking on the east side of Magnolia Avenue, addressing drainage and stormwater treatment options, and installing new pedestrian lighting. Approximately 31 trees would be removed and replaced at a 1:1 ratio.

Project Location:

The project is located within the Inland Area of the City of Goleta, in Old Town Goleta, bounded by Fairview Avenue to the west, U.S. Highway 101 (US 101)/Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) to the north, Mallard Avenue to the east, and Old San Jose Creek to the south (map below). The majority of the project is located in the residential area of Old Town Goleta, north of Hollister Avenue. The remainder of the project, a stretch of sidewalk proposed on Pine Avenue, is located south of Hollister Avenue. The proposed elements of the project are located on different streets throughout the area. Project activities are located in and along residential and commercial streets.

The parcels abutting the project area have several General Plan/ Coastal Land Use Plan Land Use designations namely: 1) Single Family Residential; 2) High Density Residential; 3) General Commercial; and 4) Old Town Commercial. The zoning classifications adjacent and surrounding the OTSW project include Commercial Districts of Old Town (OT), General Commercial (CG), High Density Residential (RH), and Single Family Residential (RS-7).

Notices and Hearings:

Staff Contact:

Comments or questions regarding the project and/or review process can be directed to James Winslow, Senior Project Manager
at jwinslow@cityofgoleta.org or 805-961-7567.