The City Council will hear an update on the Goleta Train Depot project and pick a design theme for the building at their August 5 Special City Council Meeting. The Goleta Train Depot will be a full-service multi-modal train station next to the existing Amtrak platform on South La Patera Lane. By creating a full-service station, the City hopes to increase train ridership, improve connections to bus transit, accommodate transit service to/from the Santa Barbara Airport and UCSB, and add new bicycle and pedestrian facilities. This project will also allow accommodation for future additional train storage, supporting increased commuter rail needs.
The City’s consultant came up with three design themes for the building (“Traditional,” “Sunrise,” and “Schooner”) and the City conducted extensive outreach to find out what the community wanted. Outreach included a survey which more than 1,100 people completed and a community meeting via Zoom with City staff and consultants to learn more about the project and ask questions. Learn more about the Goleta Train Depot project at https://tinyurl.com/GoletaTrainDepot. Read the full staff report here: https://tinyurl.com/y48a45rm. Watch the meeting live on Channel 19, or live or at anytime on our website at www.CityofGoleta.org/GoletaMeetings .