Is Downtown Santa Barbara Vertically Challenged?

Over roughly the last 7 years, Santa Barbara has shown an obvious effort to try and grow "smartly and inwardly" as a solution to maintaining open spaces and halting sprawl, while adhering to the demands of housing pressure.  Many of these newer buildings are popping up with in walking distance to the hub of Santa Barbara, State Street.  But with this newer style of mixed-use growth, there are open debates as to whether this style of development is in the best interest of Santa Barbara. I just read a great article in the Independent written by Martha Sadler, specifically talking about the issues Santa Barbara faces as a city in trying to "grow smart". One of the major current issues dividing parties is the height of some of these newer buildings. Further Reading:

  1. Information About The Downtown Neighborhood
  2. Articles About The Downtown Neighborhood
  3. The New Expansion of Luxury Townhomes and Condos in Santa Barbara CA.
  4. Santa Barbara Rated Amongst The Best Mid-sized Downtowns in California
  5. Santa Barbara Races Ahead on Energy Efficient Real Estate Construction Guidelines

For information on Real Estate here in Santa Barbara, Montecito and/or our surrounding areas, as well as any other aspects of life in our area, please don’t hesitate to contact Kevin Schmidtchen at Sotheby’s Int’l Realty. Thank you for reading.  I hope you find Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice informative.  Please feel free to contact me or comment below with any thoughts. Subscribe to Receive Personal Listings of Santa Barbara Area Properties Search the Santa Barbara Area MLS

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