Provide Input on the City’s Historic Preservation Ordinance

The City has begun the next phase of our Historic Preservation Project – developing a Historic Preservation Ordinance. We are seeking community input on relevant topics necessary to shape the content of future regulations, such as:

  • Identification of eligibility criteria and process to list and delist a historic resource
  • Development of regulations associated with historic properties including archaeological resources

Come to an upcoming Planning Commission meeting at Goleta City Hall Council Chambers (130 Cremona Drive, Suite B) to provide input. Discussions will be part of regular Planning Commission agendas. Dates and anticipated topics are as follows:

  • May 13, 6:00 p.m.: Discussion of general provisions and those related to the built resources
  • June 24, 6:00 p.m.: Discussion of issues related to cultural and archaeological resources

Background – Historic Preservation Project

Working with a consultant team from Historic Resources Group, the Historic Preservation Project consists of the creation of a comprehensive Citywide Historic Context Statement and a Citywide Historic Resources Survey to create an inventory of historic resources in the City. The purpose of a historic context statement is to place built resources in the appropriate historic, social, and architectural context so that the relationship between area’s physical environment and its broader history can be established.

More information and materials regarding the Historic Preservation Project, including the latest version of the Context Statement, are accessible on the City’s website at