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Fire Station 10 in Western Goleta

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FS 10 South Elevation_8-17-2018 Fire Station 10 preliminary design from Aug. 2018

 FS 10 Visual Sim_Across from Hollister_Oct 2018

 Fire Station 10 visual simulation from Oct. 2018, view from across Hollister Ave looking North

FS 10 Visual Sim_Viewing West from Hollister_Oct 2018

 Fire Station 10 visual simulation from Oct. 2018, view from across Hollister Ave looking West toward Cathedral Oaks Overpass 


The project consists of the design and construction of a new fire station, approximately 11,600 square feet in size, with associated landscaping and appurtenant facilities on a City-owned parcel located at 7952 Hollister Avenue. The site is adjacent to the new Cathedral Oaks Interchange and across the street from Sandpiper Golf Course. It is anticipated that the new fire station will be a three-bay, single-story building. Site improvements are expected to include an emergency generator and an above-ground fueling facility. Significant site grading is anticipated and frontage improvements will be required.

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Purpose and Need

It has long been documented that fire service in Western Goleta does not meet the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) guidelines for emergency response time and population to firefighter ratio. A new fire station is needed in Western Goleta to provide adequate fire protection services.

Funding Sources

Funding for this project is Fire Facility Development Impact Fees and other developer mitigation fees.

Current Phase

The Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) with statement of Overriding Considerations and General Plan Amendment to Public/Quasi-Public, and rezone to PI Professional and Institutional was approved by the City Council on December 4, 2018.

December 4, 2018 Staff Report with Attachments

An application for a Coastal Development Permit was submitted to the California Coastal Commission in January 2019, and the application was deemed complete on February 21, 2020. According to State law, the Coastal Commission will have to hold a hearing on the Permit within six months. Once the date and location are known, the City will post that information on this webpage.

Previous Steps

September 27, 2018 Notice of Availability of Proposed Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) and Addendum and Notice of Public Hearing

The Proposed Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) and Addendum to the City General Plan/Coastal Land Use Plan (GP-CLUP) FEIR for the Fire Station 10 project is available for review. This project was considered by the Goleta Planning Commission on October 8, 2018 at its regularly scheduled meeting at 6:00 p.m.

REVISED Notice of Availability of Proposed Final EIR and Addendum and Notice of Public Hearing (Planning Commission)

FEIR Document Sections

FEIR Appendices

EIR Addendum to City’s General Plan/ Coastal Land Use Plan FEIR

Previous Phase

May 17, 2018 Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) Documents:

August 29, 2017 Fire Station 10 NOP and Notice of Public Scoping Meeting

May 2, 2017 General Plan Amendment Initiation Public Hearing Notice

November 17, 2016 Workshop Materials: Project Overview and Existing Slope Information

 March 16, 2017  Workshop Presentation

In January 2016, Kruger Bensen Ziemer Architects, Inc. was awarded the contract to design the new fire station; and a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Goleta and the County of Santa Barbara was adopted for design, development and operation of the future station by County Fire. Since that time, a number of activities have taken place, include site surveying, geotechnical drilling and analysis, environmental studies, and preliminary design work.

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