Historic Preservation

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Bring Goleta's history to the future.

Goleta Depot 1912 Streetside
Photo: 1912 Goleta Depot

Context Statement
On Monday, March 12 at 6:00 pm, the Historic Preservation Context Statement (all three chapters together) was presented to the Planning Commission for their input before the document is presented to the City Council.   Based on the comments received during the fall workshops, the Context Statement has been revised as appropriate to incorporate information that corrects factual errors, and clarifies or supplements the information within the chapters.  The City Council was tentatively scheduled to review the Context Statement at their March 20, 2018 meeting but this date will be rescheduled to a later date.

Tree and Landscape Study
The third aspect of the draft Goleta Citywide Historic  Context Statement, the Tree and Landscape Study, is now available for public input.  The purpose of the Context Statement is to highlight trends and patterns critical to understanding how development has occurred in Goleta.  The City has chosen its Context Statement to not only be based upon the built resources, but also archaeological/Native American resources and tree and landscape resources as well.  Comments may be submitted in writing to Lisa Prasse, Current Planning Manager, at lprasse@cityofgoleta.org. Public comments on the Tree and Landscape Study should be received by Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm.  This is the same deadline as for comments for the archaeological resource portion of the Context Statement. 

The Tree and Landscape Study was presented to the Public Tree Advisory Commission for comments at their meeting on Wednesday, November 29th.

Workshop #3   was held on November 15th, 2017 to discuss the archaeological resource portion of the draft Goleta Citywide Historic Context Statement.  A section of the document was prepared by the Cultural Resources Committee of the Barbareno Band of Chumash Indians.  The City of Goleta has significant archaeological resources within its borders and intends to manage those resources in a responsible and sensitive manner.  The archaeological resource portion presents the history of Goleta from prehistory to the middle of the American Period and identifies important periods, events, themes, and patterns of development. 

Workshop #2 was held on October 18, 2017 to discuss the draft of the Goleta Citywide Historic Context Statement and receive input. The Historic Context Statement identifies important historic development patterns, events, and people associated with Goleta’s distinct neighborhoods and historic districts. The statement identifies property types, their associated character-defining features, and development patterns from the Rancho period (1821-1865) to post-World War II development (1946-1969).

Questions about this project should be directed to Lisa Prasse, Current Planning Manager, at lprasse@cityofgoleta.org .

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