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ARB to Consider Downtown Projects


The City’s Architectural Review Board will consider two downtown commercial projects at its next meeting on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in person in the City Council Chambers, 5775 Carpinteria Ave. The agenda, linked below, includes detailed information on how to participate and how to submit public comment. All attendees are required to wear face coverings regardless of vaccination status. Highlights of the meeting are listed below. The full agenda and staff reports can be found at

700 Linden Adaptive Reuse

In-progress review of a proposal for an adaptive reuse project that would remodel and reconfigure the existing buildings in the 700 block of Linden Avenue to create a multi-tenant retail, restaurant and office development with a central outdoor plaza. The project includes a new second floor addition comprised of office suites, a bar and rooftop deck/patio areas. A 20-space surface parking lot is proposed for the rear of the property, accessed from Cactus Lane.

4835 Carpinteria Avenue

Preliminary/final review of a request to allow for exterior alterations to accommodate a new outdoor patio addition and a minor interior remodel for a new coffee house within an existing business. Exterior work would involve alterations to the existing parking lot for a new outdoor patio addition, new site wall, landscaping and partial reconfiguration of the parking lot.