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Chabad of Santa Barbara - New Synagogue Buildings and Site Improvements

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New Synagogue Buildings and Site Improvements for Chabad of Santa Barbara

6045 Stow Canyon Road, Goleta; APN 077-170-044                                                                                                                  Case No. 18-031-DP-CUPRV-DRB
Posted Date: November 27, 2019

Chabad of Santa Barbara New Synagogue Buildings and Site Improvements
CEQA Final Mitigated Negative Declaration

Steve Fort of Suzanne Elledge Planning and Permitting Services has requested approval of a Development Plan and Conditional Use Permit Revision (18-031-DP-CUPRV-DRB) with a modification on behalf of Chabad of Santa Barbara to add two new buildings and make site improvements.  The project description and location are provided below.  The City has completed a Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (Draft MND) for the Project and circulated the document for public review commencing on November 1, 2019 and concluding on November 20, 2019 at 5 pm.  Public comments received have been incorporated into the Final MND.

Project Description

The Project consists of the following components to add a new approximately 7,300 square foot Synagogue building and make other various site improvements as detailed below:

  1. A Development Plan (DP) to allow for the following:
    • Construction of a new, approximately 7,300 square foot (SF) one-story synagogue with a 815 SF roof terrace (approximately 8,100 SF total). The building will include a sanctuary, event hall, kitchen, offices, conference rooms, bathrooms, storage, and mechanical and electrical space.
    • Construction of a new, approximately 840 SF, one-story storage building.
    • Removal of the existing 1,440 SF, approximately 80-year-old barn/storage garage.
    • Approval of the existing, 176-SF, open-sided, lean-to storage container.
    • Removal/demolition of an existing, 120-SF trailer and a 53-SF shed.
    • Consolidation of access to the site into a single driveway.
    • Reorientation and expansion of the existing 24-space parking area into a 31-space parking area.
    • Addition of two new bio-retention basins.

      (Note: No development is proposed within the General Plan required 100-foot Stream Protection Area setback from Las Vegas Creek.)

  2.  A Revision to the existing Conditional Use Permit (92-CP-018) to permit the expanded synagogue and pre-school/daycare operational times and activities. 

       3. A Modification request to eliminate the requirement of Section 35-256 (1) of the Inland Zoning Ordinance to provide a               garage for the three required parking spaces for the residence


The project site is located at 6045 Stow Canyon Road, west of North Fairview Avenue in the City of Goleta (City). The property encompasses approximately 3.3 acres. The Assessor Parcel Number (APN) is 077-170-044.

Notice and Hearings: 

Staff Contact:

Comments or questions regarding the project and/or review process can be directed to Chris Noddings, Assistant Planner, at or 805-961-7566.


Final Mitigated Negative Declaration and Appendices (November 2019):

Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (November 2019)