Historic Preservation Update

The City of Goleta has been working with a consultant team lead by Historic Resources Group to create a Historic Preservation Ordinance. The first step in this process has been the creation of a comprehensive Historic Context Statement to place local resources in the appropriate historic, social, cultural, archaeological, and architectural context. A historic context is not intended to be a comprehensive history of the City of Goleta but rather highlight trends and patterns. After several public workshops and hearings that started in 2017, the Planning Commission accepted the revised context statement on January 28, 2019. This document will be presented to the City Council shortly. Once the revised context statement is accepted by the City Council, then the work on the eligibility criteria, identification of significant historic resources and development of regulations will commence. The revised context statement is available at  www.HistoricGoleta.org. To be notified by email or text message about future public workshops/meetings and updates on this topic, sign up here.