San Joaquin Apartment - Dining Commons

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
University of California, Santa Barbara
Document Title
San Joaquin Apartment - Dining Commons
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
The UCSB 2010 Long Range Development Plan has applied a "Housing" land use designation to the project site.

Document Description
The 36,320 gsf dining commons is proposed to be a freestanding building sited within the San Joaquin/Santa Catalina student apartment complex. It is proposed to replace the existing, outdated "Portola Commons" (19,754 asf) located on the ground floor of the podium structure between the existing north and south Santa Catalina towers. At completion of the project, Portola Commons will be shuttered and space reuse plans will be developed for future renovation to include student support facilities. Environmental impacts of any space reuse would be evaluated at the time any such project is proposed. The proposed project includes the new dining commons (indoor seating for 600, and outdoor seating for 150), nine service and accessible parking spaces, approximately 760 bicycle parking spaces, outdoor sport courts, site utilities and landscaping. Back-of-house activities would be clustered in a central core with vertical access to a loading dock and service functions on the lower level. The dining commons was included within the estimated project budget the Regents approved at their March 2013 meeting. Due to concerns about possible cost overruns, the project budget, external financing, and design approval at the January 2014 meeting excluded the dining commons, however the EIR for the entire project evaluated the dining commons (SCH # 2013051009). The July 2014 Regents actions is to approve the financing and design of the dining commons portion of the project.

Contact Information
Shari Hammond
University of California, Physical & Env. Planning
1111 Franklin Street, 6th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607-5200

Phone : (805) 893-3796


34°25'6.9"N 119°52'5"W
Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Storke Road and El Colegio Road
Total Acres
State Highways
Hwy 101 and 217
Santa Barbara Municipal
Isla Vista ES
Goleta Slough, Devereaux Slough

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
University of California
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
University of California, Campus Planning and Design, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106


(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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