Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Modernization and Seismic Compliance Plan

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Barbara
Document Title
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Modernization and Seismic Compliance Plan
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital is presently zoned C-O, Medical Office and has a General Plan Designation of Major Public and Institutional, Medical Center.
Document Description
The project involves the seismic upgrade and modernization of the existing Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (SBCH) facility to comply with State Senate Bill 1953. The project will involve the demolition of 283,263 sq ft and the construction of approximately 472,450 sq ft of new hospital facilities, consisting of a main hospital building, helipad and Central Plant. When completed, the overall square footage of the hospital project area would be approximately 712,550 sq ft. Two multi-level parking structures and a three-structure child care center are also proposed. A one block segment of Castillo Street between Pueblo and Junipero Street would be closed to allow for the construction of the new hospital facility. The project would be completed in phases through the year 2013. SBCH proposes the establishment of a new Hospital Area Zone Specific Plan (SP-8), which will specify allowable land uses and development standards for the hospital project. The Specific Plan would become the zoning designation for the project area. A Development Agreement is also proposed to address the non-residential floor area allocations per Charter 1508, project construction phasing, provide for periodic review of the project and applicable conditions, and to allow modifications, if necessary. It would also provide for consistency with development and environmental conditions, compliance with the mandates of the Alquist Seismic Safety Act, and ensure that the project is carried out in a timely manner.

Contact Information

Irma Unzueta
Agency Name
City of Santa Barbara
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Bath and Castillo Streets
Total Acres
Parcel #
025-102-001; 025-101-001, -005, -002, -024, -026, -027; 025-061-015; 025-171-004, -006, -009, -0
State Highways
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara School District
Mission Creek

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
City of Santa Barbara
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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