Goleta Train Depot Project Enters Final Design Stage

The Goleta Train Depot project is now in the final stretch of the design phase. At its meeting on July 13, 2021, the Design Review Board provided its support for the final design of the Train Depot. Now the focus for the Project team will be on more detailed drawings.

When completed, the 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. The Project Team is planning to start construction of the Goleta Train Depot in the summer of 2022.

The Design Review Board (DRB) has been a big part of this process, providing input, guidance, and support on this project, most recently at the July 13, 2021, meeting, and previously at the January 26 and April 27 meetings. Meeting information is available at www.CityofGoleta.org/GoletaMeetings.

The comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report just closed on July 19, 2021, and the Project team will be working to review and address comments as part of the environmental review process.

Once the more detailed drawings are complete, the Project Team plans on presenting them as part of a status update to the City Council along with more current cost estimates.

To learn more about this project, go to https://tinyurl.com/GoletaTrainDepot.

Goleta Train Depot Rendering