Anthony Grumbine, Chair
Steve Hausz, Vice Chair
ADVISORY MEMBER: Dr. Michael Glassow
City of Santa Barbara CITY COUNCIL LIAISON: Kristen Sneddon
HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION _ PLANNING COMMISSION LIAISON: Sheila Lodge
SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 Tava Ostrenger, Assistant City Attorney
Irma Unzueta, Design Review Supervisor
1:30 P.M. Nicole Hernandez, Urban Historian
This Meeting Will Be Conducted Electronically As Pilar Plummer, Assistant Planner
Described Below Heidi Reidel, Commission Secretary
IN ORDER TO PROMOTE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND PRIORITIZE THE PUBLIC’S HEALTH AND WELL-
BEING, THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA ISSUED EXECUTIVE ORDER N-29-20, WHICH
ALLOWS LOCAL LEGISLATIVE BODIES TO HOLD MEETINGS VIA TELECONFERENCES WHILE STILL
MEETING THE STATE’S OPEN AND TRANSPARENT MEETING REQUIREMENTS. COMMISSIONERS MAY
PARTICIPATE ELECTRONICALLY. AS A PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTION, THE DAVID
GEBHARD PUBLIC MEETING ROOM WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. THE CITY OF
SANTA BARBARA STRONGLY ENCOURAGES AND WELCOMES PUBLIC PARTICIPATION DURING THIS
TIME. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:
TELEVISION COVERAGE: This meeting will be broadcast live on City TV-Channel 18 and online at
SantaBarbaraCA.gov/CityTV. See SantaBarbaraCA.gov/CityT VProgramGuide for a rebroadcast schedule. An
archived video of this meeting will be available at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/HLCVideos,
ELECTRONIC PARTICIPATION: Join Meeting Electronically at:
You will be connected to audio using your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP). A headset is
recommended. You can also select the option to use your telephone, but you must use the Go To Webinar
software to interact with the meeting. Select “Use Telephone” after joining the webinar and call in using the
1 (415) 930-5321
Webinar ID: 399-725-307
Oral comments during a meeting may be made by electronic participation only.
WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT: Public comments may also be _- submitted via email _ to
HLCSecretary@SantaBarbaraCA.gov prior to the beginning of the Meeting. All public comments submitted via
email will be provided to the Commission and will become part of the public record. You may also submit written
correspondence via US Postal Service (USPS); addressed to HLC Secretary, PO Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA
93102-1990. However, please be advised, correspondence sent via USPS may not be received in time to
process prior to the meeting and email submissions are highly encouraged.
PUBLIC COMMENT: Public comment on matters not listed on the agenda will occur at the beginning of the
meeting. Members of the public wishing to speak must “raise their hand” in the GoToWebinar platform by
selecting the virtual hand icon, which is generally located on most devices in the upper right hand corner of the
NOTE: Agenda schedule is subject to change as cancellations occur.
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screen. When persons are called on to speak, their microphone will be activated and they will be notified to
begin speaking. Each speaker will be given a total of 2 minutes to address the Board. Pooling of time is not
allowed during general public comment. The time allotted for general public comment at the beginning of the
meeting is 30 minutes. The Board, upon majority vote, may decline to hear a speaker on the grounds that the
subject matter is beyond the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction.
PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDIZED ITEMS: Members of the public wishing to speak on a matter on the
agenda must “raise their hand” in the GoToWebinar platform by selecting the virtual hand icon during the
presentation of that item. The “raise hand” icon is generally located on most devices in the upper right hand
corner of the screen. When persons are called on to speak, their microphone will be activated and they will be
notified to begin speaking. Each speaker will be given a total of 2 minutes to address the Commission. Pooling
of time is not permitted during meetings conducted electronically.
AGENDAS, MINUTES, REPORTS, & PUBLIC RECORD WRITINGS: Documents relating to agenda items are
available for review online at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/HLC. If you have any questions about the posted documents,
contact Pilar Plummer, Assistant Planner, at (805) 564-5470, ext. 2687 or = email
PPlummer@SantaBarbaraCA.gov. You may contact City Planning staff at (805) 564-5470 for general questions
about the status of a case.
PUBLIC HEARING PROCEDURE: The following review steps explain the sequence that all projects must
undergo during a public hearing: 1. Introduction by the Chair; 2. Staff Comments (optional); 3. Applicant
Presentation; 4. Public Comment (if any); 5. Questions from the Board/Commission; 6. Comments from the
Board/Commission; 7. Board/Commission Discussion; and 8. Board/Commission Action.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you need services or staff assistance to attend or participate in this
meeting, contact the HLC Secretary at (805) 564-5470, ext. 4572. If possible, notification at least 48 hours prior
to the meeting will usually enable the City to make reasonable arrangements. Specialized services, such as sign
language interpretation or documents in Braille, may require additional lead time to arrange.
APPEALS: Decisions of the HLC may be appealed to the City Council. In order to promote social distancing and
protect the health and wellbeing of the public, the City Clerk will no longer be accepting appeals over the counter
at City Hall. For further information and guidelines on how to appeal a decision to City Council, please contact the
City Clerk’s office at Clerk@SantaBarbaraCA.gov as soon as possible. Appeals and associated fee must be
submitted in writing, and via email to Clerk@SantaBarbaraCA.gov and by first class mail postage prepaid
within 10 calendar days of the meeting at which the Commission took action or rendered its
decision. Appeals and associated fee post marked after the 10" calendar day will not be accepted.
STATE POLITICAL REFORM ACT SOLE PROPRIETOR ADVISORY: Siate law, in certain circumstances,
allows an architect, engineer, or a person in a related profession who is a “sole practitioner” to make informational
presentation of drawings or submissions of an architectural, engineering, or similar nature to the same
Commission on which he or she is seated, if the practitioner does not advocate for the project.
LICENSING ADVISORY: The Business and Professions Code of the State of California and the Municipal Code
of the City of Santa Barbara restrict preparation of plans for certain project types to licensed professionals. See
HLC Guidelines 2.1.2A and 3.1.2C for specific information.
NOTICE: On Friday, August 28, 2020 this Agenda was posted on the outdoor bulletin board at the Community
Development Department, 630 Garden Street and online at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/HLC. Approximate times are set
for each item; however, the schedule is subject to change.
PLEASE BE ADVISED
The following advisories are generally also contained in the City’s Single Family Design Board General Design
Guidelines and Meeting Procedures (HLC Guidelines). The specific HLC Guideline number is listed after each
advisory. Applicants are encouraged to review the full version of the HLC Guidelines.
e The approximate time the project will be reviewed is listed to the left of each item. It is suggested that
applicants arrive 15 minutes early. The agenda schedule is subject to change as cancellations occur. Staff
will attempt to notify applicants of time changes. (3.2.2)
e The applicant’s presence is required. If an applicant is not present, the item will be postponed indefinitely.
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If an applicant cancels or postpones an item without providing advance notice, the item will be postponed
indefinitely and will not be placed on the following HLC agenda. (3.2.4)
e Substitution of plans is not allowed. If plans differing from the submittal sets are brought to the meeting,
motions for Project Design Approval or Final Approval will be contingent upon staff review for code
e Concept review comments are generally valid for one year. Per SMBC 22.22.180, a Project Design
Approval is valid for three years from the date of the approval unless a time extension has been granted or
a building permit has been issued. Projects with a valid land use approval will also automatically extend the
Project Design Approval expiration date. (3.2.9) An HLC approval does not constitute a Zoning clearance
or a Building and Safety Permit.
e CEQA Guidelines §15183 Exemptions (Projects Consistent with General Plan). Under this California
Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines section, projects with new development (new
nonresidential square footage or new residential units) qualify for an exemption from further
environmental review documents if (1) they are consistent with the General Plan development density
evaluated in the 2011 General Plan Program Environmental Impact Report, and (2) any potentially
significant project-specific impacts are addressed through existing development standards. Section
15183 exemptions are determined by staff based on a preliminary environmental review process. A
decision-maker CEQA finding is required for a Section 15183 exemption. City Council General Plan
environmental findings remain applicable for the project.
NOTICE OF LINKED DIGITAL PLANS
Hyperlinks to project plans are provided in the agenda. If the project plan is available, you will see the address
in the agenda displayed as a blue underlined text. To view the project plans, simply click on the blue underlined
NOTE TO APPLICANTS: Applicants are urged to access the Design Review Submittal Quick Reference
Guide available at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/PlanningHandouts to view the required and suggested
submittal items for each review level of a project. Applicants will be limited to 15 minutes for project
presentation and a timer will be available on screen for reference. It is at the Chair's discretion to
allow applicants additional presentation time.
A. Public Comment.
Any member of the public may address the Commission for up to two minutes on any subject
within its jurisdiction that is not scheduled on this agenda for a public discussion.
B. Approval of the minutes of the Historic Landmarks Commission meeting of August 19, 2020.
C. Approval of the Consent Calendar of September 2, 2020.
D. Announcements, requests by applicants for continuances and withdrawals, future agenda
items, and appeals.
E; Subcommittee Reports.
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1:50PM) PROJECT DESIGN APPROVAL
1. 524 STATE ST
Assessor's Parcel Number: 037-173-039
Application Number: PLN2020-00107
Owner: Jason Jaeger & Sep Wolf
Applicant: Jessi Finnicum-Schwartz, Anacapa Architecture
(The Mediterranean style building, remodeled after the earthquake in 1925 by Soule Murphy and
Hastings, is a designated Structure of Merit. Proposal to convert the existing commercial building from
church and office to a 47-room hotel. The project includes a 401 square foot ground floor addition, 446
square foot second floor addition, and 1,557 square foot third floor addition. The proposal includes a
new elevator shaft and stairs at the rear of the building, and removal of a Cork Oak and Palm Tree at
the rear of the property. Development Plan Approval findings are required for the construction of new
commercial floor area.)
Project Design Approval is requested. Project requires consistency with the Project
Compatibility Criteria, Structure of Merit findings, and Development Plan Approval findings for
the construction of new commercial floor area. Project requires an environmental finding for a
CEQA Guidelines Section 15183 Exemption (Projects Consistent with the General Plan). Project
was last reviewed on April 15, 2020.
(2:50PM) PROJECT DESIGN APPROVAL AND FINAL APPROVAL
2. DOWNTOWN AND WATERFRONT CITY RIGHT-OF-WAY
Assessor's Parcel Number: Multiple Locations in City Right-of-Way
Zone: C-G, M-C, HRC-2, S-D-3, P-R, H-C
Application Number: PLN2020-00378
Owner: City of Santa Barbara
Applicant: Samuel Furtner, Public Works
Business Name: Morgan Ramaker, BCycle
(In partnership with the City permitted bike share operator, BCycle, the Public Works Department is
proposing the first phase of the Pilot Bike Share Program. When complete, the project will involve the
installation of 500 bike share docks, which will serve 250 electric-assist bikes in a public bike share
system. Of the 500 docks, around 300-350 will be located downtown or along State Street. The
remaining 150-200 docks will be located along the Waterfront. A number of enrollment kiosks will be
installed to helps serve walk-up customers. These docks and bike share “stations” (grouping of docks)
will be located in the furniture zone, adjacent to other street fixtures including: light poles, newspaper
stands, planters and street trees, and existing bike hitching posts. Along State Street and in the
Downtown area, these stations will consist of small groups of 2-6 docks. Along the Waterfront, and in
higher usage area, this dock number may increase to accommodate additional users.)
Project Design Approval and Final Approval are requested. Project requires consistency with
the Project Compatibility Criteria. Project was last reviewed on August 5, 2020.
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(3:35PM) PROJECT DESIGN APPROVAL
3. CITY RIGHT-OF-WAY BETWEEN YANONALI AND GUTIERREZ STREETS
Assessor's Parcel Number: ROW-001-976, ROW-003-346, ROW-002-026
Zone: Zones Adjacent To City Right-Of-Way: M-C, HRC/S-D-3
Application Number: PLN2020-00024
Owner: City of Santa Barbara
Applicant: Eric Goodall, Public Works
(Proposal for improvements at the State Street Undercrossing beneath Highway 101, located in El
Pueblo Viejo Landmark District. The City of Santa Barbara has an active project to widen the sidewalks
through the State Street Undercrossing of Highway 101. The sidewalk widening will occur between the
north side of the Yanonali Street intersection to the south side of the Gutierrez Street intersection, to
improve the pedestrian walking experience between the Downtown and the Waterfront neighborhoods.
The project will include safety improvements for cyclists by widening the bike lanes at the
undercrossing and providing buffers between vehicular traffic and cyclists. The number of vehicle lanes
at the undercrossing beneath Highway 101 will be reduced to one through lane in each direction, with
a center buffer for emergency access. The project includes aesthetic and lighting enhancements, as
well as the removal and in-kind replacement of four non-specimen palm trees, two jacarandas, and 14
gold medallion trees.)
Project Design Approval is required. Project requires consistency with the Project Compatibility
Criteria. Project was last reviewed on February 19, 2020.
SEE SEPARATE AGENDA FOR CONSENT ITEMS