Noleta Plan Moves Forward

The Goleta Valley Community Plan — which will plot the long-term future of the area between the cities of Santa Barbara and Goleta known as Noleta — moved one step closer to reality over the weekend, as the GV Planning Advisory Committee approved a number of design concepts. Urban agriculture remains the region’s most contentious issue, and some believe that the votes to consider development in the South Patterson area and the expectation of a school on the Lane Farms property are threats to farming’s future. There are still two years of meetings to go before anything becomes a reality.

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