What Do You Want to See at the GCC?

Take a Survey to Share Your Vision on the Future of the Goleta Community Center

The City of Goleta needs your help to decide the future of our beloved and historic Goleta Community Center. This almost one hundred-year-old building located in the heart of Old Town at 5679 Hollister Avenue has been a long-standing and important gathering spot in our city. While it goes through renovations, the City is coming up with a plan to make it a center that truly serves the interests of our vibrant community. Please take a moment and complete a brief anonymous survey in English or Spanish by January 13th and let us know what types of programs, services and events you would like to see at the GCC. Here is a video in English and Spanish announcing the release of the survey.

The City of Goleta is committed to restoring and preserving this important resource and will soon be embarking on a critical renovation project which includes much-needed seismic and accessibility improvements. While construction is underway, the City will be working on a vision and a strategic plan for the future of the GCC, which will include input from community members and stakeholders on how to better utilize the facility and make it a more inviting gathering place in the future.

For more information on the Goleta Community Center, please visit www.CityofGoleta.org/GCC.

The City of Goleta acquired the Community Center in 2013. The building once served as the Goleta Union elementary school, but the school was closed in 1976 because it did not meet minimum seismic requirements for a school. For the next several decades it was run by a non-profit organization known as the Goleta Valley Community Center. The City of Goleta will assume management of the Goleta Community Center (GCC) on January 1, 2023.