Located within the area between Micheltorena and Gutierrez (on the north and south) and Anacapa and Chapala (on the east and west) the Plaza includes:
- State Street corridor - the cultural heart and soul of Santa Barbara
- Public parking lots - safe parking and convenient access to the corridor
- Paseo system - a network of connecting pedestrian pass-throughs and retail frontages
- 00 blocks - proximal access for passenger and commercial loading and short-term parking
The Public Works Downtown Team is responsible for the preservation of central business district infrastructure including public right-of-way maintenance, oversight of The Downtown Organization program, managing Business Improvement District revenues, coordinating a team of Downtown Ambassadors, and the implementation and enforcement of the Economic Recovery Extension and Transition Ordinance.