Surfrider Foundation – Santa Barbara Chapter

Paradiso del Mare Project

Paradiso Del Mare Development Project Moves Forward
The Paradiso del Mare development project, which has been proposed for the bluff-top property between Eagle Canyon Creek and Naples, is currently being reviewed by the Santa Barbara City Council. The proposed development would consist of two mansions, 7,000 sq. ft. and 9,000 sq. ft. with ancillary buildings. This project is opposed by Surfrider and by the Gaviota Coast Conservancy.

The project would have significant harmful environmental impacts, including the destruction of the main vertical access trail to the beach near Naples. There would also be significant visual, cultural, and biological impacts. The project would set a precedent for development on agricultural land west of the Goleta urban boundary. Please try to attend a future hearing and support Surfrider and our allied organizations in our effort to protect the environmental resources of the eastern Gaviota Coast.

Project Status
Planning and Development re-circulated the biological resources section of the EIR for public comment from August 30, 2013 to September 30, 2013 and held an expanded re-circulation from September 27, 2013 to October 28, 2013. A preliminary testimony hearing took place on on October 10, 2013  at the County Planning Commission Hearing Room, Engineering Building.

A future County Planning Commission public hearing will be held in late November 2013 at the Santa Barbara County Engineering Building, Room 17, 123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara CA, 93101.

For more info about the project, check out the links below:

http://sbcountyplanning.org/projects/06CDH-00038/FEIR.cfm

http://sbcountyplanning.org/projects/06cdh-00038/index.cfm

http://www.sbcountyplanning.org/boards/pc/cpc_documents.cfm?DocID=12126

 

Unless we stop it, this beautiful stretch of coast will be turned into oceanfront homes. Let’s save this beautiful coastline!