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.
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Public comments on the Admin Draft of the Objective Design and Development Standards can be submitted to SBDS@SantaBarbaraCA.gov by December 16, 2022.