Housing on the South Coast in 2030: What’s Ahead?

Housing on the South Coast in 2030: What’s Ahead?   Starting today, what steps can we take to begin resolving our community’s housing crisis? We have a chance to embrace big ideas which could make a significant and positive difference for our community’s future....

The Future of School Design: Outdoor Classrooms

The Solvang School District has recently undertaken a variety of facility and frontage improvements for their elementary school. One of the areas of focus for these improvements was the courtyard at their upper campus. The District saw this courtyard as an opportunity...

Coastal Housing Coalition holds annual conference

Housing experts came together via Zoom on Friday to discuss statewide housing issues and how jurisdictions are pivoting from old ways of regulating design to using objective design standards for multi-unit residential development. The discussion was part of the...

NEW DEVELOPMENT PROPOSED FOR ENTIRE FUNK ZONE BLOCK

By edhat staff A new development project has been proposed that will demolish and rebuild an entire block in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone. The area includes the block cornered by Santa Barbara Street, E. Mason Street, Gray Avenue, and E. Yanonali Street....

NEW SENIOR HOUSING OPENS ON HOPE AVE

Source: Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara As COVID-19 continues to re-shape life in the U.S., one thing for certain is that the record-high increase in unemployment goes hand in hand with a shortage of affordable housing. This is especially hard for...