Hollister Avenue Old Town Interim Striping Project Public Hearing on June 7

Council to Consider Several Options and Wants Your Input

The Goleta City Council will hold a public hearing on the Hollister Avenue Old Town Interim Striping Project at its upcoming meeting on June 7 at 5:30 p.m. We hope you will join us for this important update on the future of this much-anticipated project which aims to create safe, convenient, and comfortable travel and access along Hollister Avenue in Old Town Goleta. The Council has several options to consider and appreciates your input.

The Interim Striping Project includes implementing parking and multi-modal improvements envisioned in the Hollister Avenue Complete Streets Corridor Plan Project, using low-cost materials (e.g., striping). These striping plans would reduce Hollister Avenue from four to two lanes to allow for improved bike lane and pedestrian movements, while enhancing parking.

The Hollister Avenue Old Town Interim Striping Project came about due to the long timeline and lack of funding needed to construct the Hollister Avenue Complete Streets Corridor Project. When completed, the Hollister Avenue Complete Streets Corridor Project will enhance safety, access and mobility for all users (pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders) on Hollister Avenue between Fairview Avenue and State Route 217.

Since the approval of the CIP project in January 2021, staff has evaluated the two alternatives in the Hollister Avenue Completes Streets Corridor Plan Project as well as a third alternative that adds diagonal parking in the center of Hollister Avenue. Staff is working with a consultant on project conceptual design, environmental review, final design, and construction oversight.

At the public hearing, staff will present the three alternatives to the City Council and are recommending Alternative 3. Pending City Council direction to continue with final design, the project could be ready to construct by the end of 2022.

Community members interested in this item are encouraged to provide public comments during the public hearing in person or virtually through the Zoom webinar, by following the instructions listed on the City Council meeting agenda, available at www.CityofGoleta.org/GoletaMeetings. Written comments may be submitted prior to the hearing by e-mailing the City Clerk at CityClerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org. Written comments will be distributed to Council and published with the staff report on the City’s Meeting and Agenda page.

The meeting can be viewed in City Council Chambers at Goleta City Hall located at 130 Cremona Drive, via Zoom (link included in the agenda), live on Goleta TV Channel 19, or live on our website at www.CityofGoleta.org/GoletaMeetings. If you miss the meeting, it is rebroadcast on Channel 19 Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., and is available to watch at any time on the City website.

Pictured: Aerial photo of Hollister Avenue in Old Town