The project is for 1) a General Plan Amendment to convert APN 069-160-051 from a land use designation of General Commercial to Residential with a corresponding density of 20-units per acre (Res-20); 2) a Rezone to convert APN 069-160-051 (0.11-acres) from General Commercial (C-2) to Design Residential with a corresponding density of 20-units per acre (DR-20); and 3) a Final Development Plan to allow construction of a 27-rental-unit apartment complex along with associated site improvements including 54 covered bicycle parking spaces, three detached approximately 10’-5” tall carport structures totaling 27 of the 60 total parking spaces, two trash enclosures of approximately 120 square feet each, and 28,673 square feet of common open space. The apartment building will total 27,723 gross square feet, paving will total 12,716 square feet, hardscaping will total 9,964 square feet, and landscaping will total 12,874 square feet. The project will comply with the Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (WELO) and Tier 4 stormwater control requirements.
Nine single story, first-floor units are proposed that will each be 888 net square feet and contain two bedrooms and one bathroom. In addition, 18 two-story units comprising the 2nd and 3rd floors of the apartment building will each be 914 net square feet and contain two bedrooms, one and a half baths. All units will have a living, dining, and kitchen space, along with an area for individual washers and dryers. Sixty parking standard sized spaces are proposed, including 27 covered spaces, 6 guest spaces, two electric vehicle charging spaces, and two handicap accessible spaces. Grading includes 2,870 cubic yards of cut, 200 cubic yards of import, and 3,070 cubic yards of fill. No native trees are proposed for removal and 42 producing, 34 failing, and 29 dead avocado trees (105 total) are proposed for removal. The parcel will be served by the Goleta Water District, Goleta Sanitary District, Santa Barbara County Fire Department, and County Sheriff. Access will be provided off of Calle Real. The property is currently two separate parcels, APN 069-160-051 (0.11-acres) zoned C-2 and APN 069-525-022 (1.51-acres) zoned DR-20. The two parcels will be voluntarily merged by the applicant prior to the Board of Supervisors final action on General Plan Amendment, Rezone, and Development Plan. Following the voluntary merger, the project will be located on a single, 1.62-acre parcel zoned DR-20.