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Old Town Sidewalk Improvement Project

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

Project Update October 2017

The City of Goleta, Public Works Department, released the Final Mitigated Negative Declaration (FMND) in October 2017. The City Council held a Public Hearing regarding the adequacy of the FMND during the November 7, 2017City Council Meeting. The FMND and Draft MND (DMND) documents can be found below. The DMND was released for public review and comments from August 17, 2017, through September 18, 2017. A project description and location map are also below.   

For further information, please contact James Winslow, Senior Project Manager, 805.961.7577,

Notices and Hearings:

FMND Documents:

DMND Documents:

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).

Staff Contact:

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