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.
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