For the second Old Town sidewalk project, the City of Goleta has begun the initial phases to make and determine the much needed sidewalk improvements in Old Town. Over the last two months, the City and consultant have received a number of constructive comments that are helping to shape the safety improvements. After analyzing this feedback and studying a variety of options, the key project elements are:
- Sidewalks on at least one side of neighborhood streets north of Hollister Avenue between South Fairview and Kinman Avenues as well as along Pine Avenue south of Hollister Avenue
- Potential construction of 42 angled parking spaces on the east side of Magnolia Avenue between the train tracks and Mandarin Drive (a potential increase of 17 parking spaces)
- Underground storm water retention areas
In addition to the initial design work, the environmental study is underway. The draft is available on the City website at http://cityofgoleta.org/city-hall/planning-and-environmental-review/ceqa-review/old-town-sidewalk-improvement-project. More information on the project can be found here.