Ritz-Carlton, Bacara, Hotel Beach House Replacement and Removal Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Goleta, City of (City of Goleta)
Document Title
Ritz-Carlton, Bacara, Hotel Beach House Replacement and Removal Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
Ginger Anderson, Stantec on behalf of the Ritz-Carlton, Santa Barbara Hotel, Watermark Partners
Present Land Use
Hotel and public beach with recreation support uses.

Document Description
A Draft MND has been prepared pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (Public Resources Code, §§ 21000, et seq.), the regulations promulgated there under (14 Cal. Code of Regulations, §§ 150000, et seq.), and the City’s Environmental Review Guidelines. The Draft MND identifies and discusses potential impacts and residual impacts for the identified subject areas. Based on the discussion and analysis provided in the Draft MND, it is anticipated that the project described would not create any significant adverse effects on the environment with the inclusion of mitigation measures in the following areas:biological resources, cultural resources, hazards and hazardous materials, and tribal cultural resources.

Contact Information
Bret McNulty
City of Goleta
130 Cremona Drive, Suite B
Goleta, CA 93117

Phone : (805) 722-5585


25°24'52"N 119°54'59"W
Santa Barbara
Southern California
Cross Streets
Hollister Avenue and Cathedral Oaks Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
U.S. Highway 101
Union Pacific Railroad
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
Ellwood Elementary
Pacific Ocean and Tecolote Creek
Other Location Info
The project site is an approximately 1.4-acre area located along the shoreline at Haskell’s Beach.The project site has an elevation of approximately 10 feet above sea level and is approximately 140 feet east of Tecolote Creek. The site is part of the previously developed 72.73-acre RitzCarlton, Bacara Hotel (hotel) property at 8301 Hollister Avenue in the City of Goleta (City) eastern city limits (see Figure 1 below). The hotel property is on the south side of Hollister Avenue and south of and parallel to the U.S. Highway 101 and the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) transportation corridor. The hotel property is located approximately 0.6 miles west of the Highway 101 and Cathedral Oaks Road overpass ramps.The hotel is located on Assessor Parcel Numbers (APN) 079-200-012 and -013 with the project site located entirely on parcel -013. The project site is primarily accessed from the public parking lot near the existing tennis courts located adjacent to the south side of Hollister Avenue, and by pedestrians and hotel cart traffic using the trails running to and from Haskell’s Beach Emergency access to the project site is provided by a gated and paved emergency access road and turnaround that provides emergency responders access from Hollister Avenue.

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Recreational (Project replaces snack bar and restrooms damaged in storm)
Local Action
Site Plan Use Permit Coastal Permit Local Coastal Permit Grading Permit Design Review Other Action Emergency Permit, Development Plan and Coastal Development Permit Amendments, and Design Review
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Housing Job Generation Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Ocean Hazards
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Coastal Commission California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways California Department of Transportation, District 5 California Department of Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 California State Lands Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality


Environmental Document
1-Draft MND for Public Review   PDF 3845 K Attachments Combined with Sep Sheets and Reduced   PDF 59471 K NOA16-002MND-3-3-2020   PDF 73 K Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal 16-002 MND   PDF 582 K
NOC-16-002 Bacara 2020-3-3   PDF 237 K

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