California Coastal Commission Approves Fire Station 10 Project

The City of Goleta is pleased to report that the California Coastal Commission (CCC) approved the long-awaited Western Goleta Fire Station 10 (FS10) project at its virtual video and teleconference meeting on September 10, 2020, in a unanimous decision. CCC staff recommended that the CCC approve the City’s Coastal Development Permit (CDP) application with special conditions. 

Goleta’s Neighborhood Services & Public Safety Director Vyto Adomaitis was the lead presenter at the CCC meeting said the approval is wonderful news for Goleta. He said, “FS10 is a long awaited critical public safety facility that will enhance the levels of fire protection for our community. This is truly an incredible and historic day for our City, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department and the residents of Goleta whom we worked very collaboratively with to achieve the very successful outcome we had today. We also want to thank the excellent staff at the Ventura Office of the CCC for their collaboration and support. The approval of FS10 today, a project which has been talked about since 1967, 53 years, has been a breathtaking experience that none of us will ever forget. I am extremely proud of our project team and strong partnership with the Fire Department.”

Upon learning the good news, City of Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte said, “The approval by the California Coastal Commission is another big milestone in the development of Fire Station 10. This new station will help our fire department to provide significantly better response times for fire suppression and emergency medical assistance to our residents.  It truly represents a wonderful and historic day for Goleta and reinforces the City’s strong commitment to public safety.”

View the application and summary of the staff recommendation in the agenda, found here:

The next step is for construction documents for Fire Station 10 to be finalized for City Council authorization to go out to bid.

The Fire Station 10 project consists of the design and construction of a new three-bay, single-story fire station, approximately 11,600 square feet in size, with associated landscaping and appurtenant facilities on a City-owned parcel located at 7952 Hollister Avenue, across from the Sandpiper Golf Course.  The Goleta City Council approved the project in December 2018. However, because the subject site is in the Coastal Zone, a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) issued by the California Coastal Commission is required. The City submitted a CDP application in January 2019, and after completing additional studies requested by CCC staff, the City learned in February 2020 that the CDP application had been deemed complete.

Learn more about the Fire Station 10 Project here (rendering below).

Pictured: City of Goleta’s Neighborhood Services & Public Safety Director Vyto Adomaitis presenting Fire Station 10 item at the September 10, 2020 California Coastal Commission virtual video and teleconference meeting.