Funk Zone Design Charrette Process Begins

A design charrette process aiming to vision quest what the future of Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone might look like officially kicked off last week. Friday evening more than 40 artists, architects, business owners, and assorted other concerned citizens gathered at Municipal Winery for the first informational meeting and to be assigned to planning teams. The two-month process, which is being facilitated by the Santa Barbara Arts Fund (thanks to grant funding from the Santa Barbara Foundation) looks to brainstorm solutions for how best to preserve and enhance the art-friendly aspects of the neighborhood in the face imminent of development.

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