With a few additional feature requests, Architectural Board of Review grants green light for apartment complex at 701 N. Milpas St.

The 82-apartment building proposed for 701 N. Milpas St. in Santa Barbara stands at mostly 45- to 48-feet tall with 16 moderate-income affordable units. (RRM Design Group rendering)


An 82-unit housing project on Santa Barbara’s Lower Eastside passed a significant hurdle Monday night, winning project design approval from the Architectural Board of Review.

Developer Ed St. George and two business partners are behind the complex at 701 N. Milpas St., at East Ortega Street and adjacent to the eastern edge of the Santa Barbara Junior High School campus.

“In general, this is a good step forward with the design,” board chairman Kevin Moore told the applicants.

“On the Milpas Street elevation, what you have done is successful. I think you have come a long way.”

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