North County Jail

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
North County Jail
Document Type
SIR - Supplemental EIR
Present Land Use
General Plan: A-11 (Agriculture-11) Zoning: M-2 (General Industry)
Document Description
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department is proposing to acquire approximately 50 acres of property for the construction and operation of an 808 to 1,520-bed detention facility. The site may ultimately support other County public safety facilities as well. These may include a public safety training facility (which would include police and fire facilities), an indoor firing range (lead free), and an emergency vehicle operation course. Construction of the jail facility will occur in two broad phases. Phase 1 would include the first 808 beds of a combined County jail and State re-entry facility as well as supporting medical, administrative, warehouse, food service, classroom, vocation, courtroom and law enforcement uses. The initial phase would include and estimated 391,663 square feet of building area. It is expected to be completed over a period of approximately one to three years, but could take up to approximately five years. Phase 2 would consist of an additional 712 beds with up to an additional 155,104 square feet of new facilities, including the live-in work furlough program. Total building area at full build out would be approximately 546,767 square feet.

Contact Information

Michael Hays
Agency Name
Santa Barbara County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Maria
Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Black Road and Betteravia Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
113-210-004, 013
State Highways
BNSF & Santa Maria Valley RR Co.
City of Santa Maria

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency
Development Types
Other (County jail facility)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Land Use/Planning, Public Services

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