Taking Sides on Future Path for Downtown Santa Barbara Real Estate Projects

As more and more larger multi-unit Santa Barbara real estate development projects get presented to the City of Santa Barbara for approval, discussions abound over the future development path the city is taking with these luxury condo projects.  In layman's terms, the debate is clear and simple. Side A: Wants to have strong height restrictions in place and preserve the "beauty" of Santa Barbara Side B: Wants to avoid urban sprawl and therefore would like to build inward with less height restrictions than what currently exist In my view, the politics of this debate have not been too prevalent as far as topics of conversation go up until about 2005, when some of these major "projects" actually reached completion and they were there for the public to visibly see in full view.  Now that more than a few of these major developments have popped up that are on the larger side and with several others in the works, the topic has began to be heated here within Santa Barbara.  Nick Welsh, from The Independent, has written a great up to date article about the latest "Height Wars" that will most likely fill many topics of conversation here in Santa Barbara. Further Reading:

  1. The New Expansion of Luxury Townhomes and Condos in Santa Barbara CA.
  2. Is Downtown Santa Barbara Vertically Challenged?
  3. Santa Barbara CA Neighborhoods - Downtown
  4. Santa Barbara Rated Amongst The Best Mid-sized Downtowns in California

View: Current Listings of High End Townhomes and Condo Projects 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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