Environmental Public Comment Period/Notice of Public Hearing
The City released the Final Mitigated Negative Declaration (FMND) in October 2017. The City Council held a Public Hearing regarding the adequacy of the FMND at the November 7, 2017, City Council Meeting.
The Old Town Sidewalk Improvement Program will construct a network of sidewalks along at least one side of the streets in the residential areas of Old Town. The project will assess sidewalk deficiencies, create a prioritization plan, and install sidewalk improvements north of Hollister Avenue from South Fairview Avenue to Kinman Avenue as well as Pine Avenue south of Hollister Avenue.
Purpose and Need
The project will provide for pedestrian access within Old Town Goleta by completing missing sections of sidewalk. These links will connect residents to and from Hollister Avenue to businesses and transportation lines or points south of Hollister to the commercial and light industrial areas.
Strategic Plan Goals
To maintain and improve City-wide facilities, roads and traffic circulation.
Return Old Town to the Vital Center of the City.
Maintain a safe community.
The City was recently awarded an Active Transportation Planning (ATP) Grant for $2.224 million for the project. An additional $555 thousand will be applied as the local match from the Measure A local funds and Goleta Transportation Improvement Program (GTIP).
Public outreach will take place in 2017. This project is now in the environmental phase and the Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration and Notice of Availability released in August 2017. The Final Mitigated Negative Declaration and Notice of Public Hearing released in October 2017. The DMND and FMND are available here. The public hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. on November 7, 2017 in the Council Chambers. Design and right-of-way work are anticipated to begin in January 2018, with construction beginning in late 2019.