To encourage more housing in Santa Barbara and respond to changes in State Law, the City is proposing new Objective Design and Development Standards (ODDS) for projects of two or more units. Please view the Fact Sheet under the "Documents" heading and the Project Overview video below to learn why objective design standards are being proposed, what makes a standard objective, where will this program apply, and how to join the conversation.
Public comments on the the Admin Draft of the Objective Design and Development Standards were accepted from October 7, 2022 to January 2, 2023. Public comment letters can be viewed below. Staff is reviewing the comments and will be preparing responses and working with Opticos Design to revise the Admin Draft for further review in early 2023.
A Visual Preferences Survey was available through December 2022. Please view the survey and results under the "Documents" heading.