Granny’s Field Inches Closer to Development

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Plans to convert a vacant lot into a senior living facility in Goleta have crept along since they were first introduced to the Santa Barbara school board late last year. Colloquially referred to as Granny‚Äôs Field, and officially known as the Tatum property, the 23-acre site located near Hollister and Turnpike came one step closer to development after the school board recently approved collaborating with The Towbes Group. The proposal includes 260 units on approximately 280,000 square feet space, including independent and assisted-living apartments. Common areas and joint-use space for the district will also be included, but those details will be hashed out in the future. The project is expected to take several years to complete.


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Towbes squeezing more high density into an already crowded area. What a mess.

Georgy (anonymous profile)
August 27, 2014 at 8:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Now Georgy, why complain? You see, the Master Plan of paving over all the open space is a good thing because that way, when everything is pavement, stucco, and concrete, there will be no more forest fires because (you guessed it) there will be no more forest to burn.

So what if we live like rats in a cage, angry, with our blood pressure rising?

billclausen (anonymous profile)
August 27, 2014 at 8:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It's a plan to reduce the costs of Medicare. You put the seniors with compromised respiratory systems right next to the freeway and expose them to all kinds of nasty air pollution and then they die quickly and it's cheaper for all of us. Towbes is a genius (either that or an evil villain).

Eckermann (anonymous profile)
August 27, 2014 at 9:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Do you have any proof of this freeway-senior institution health hazard. Any cited studies we can look up on our own? Thanks.

JarvisJarvis (anonymous profile)
August 27, 2014 at 10:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)

They are talking about high school seniors. It is a transitional housing facility as they prepare for going off to collage.

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
August 28, 2014 at 1:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

23 acres feels like more than a vacant lot...? We DO need such a facility, but dolphin's right, some need it at an earlier age to make collages.

DrDan (anonymous profile)
August 28, 2014 at 7:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Baby boomers rule. The biggest demographic buldge is getting older and senile. All that early drug use is leading to new forms of aging disabilities. Senior housing is a growth industry along with those who are willing to work in these facilities. Demographics cannot be ignored. The mongoose is moving down the belly of the python.

JarvisJarvis (anonymous profile)
August 28, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)

NIH explores impacts of long term drug abuse on the aging population:

JarvisJarvis (anonymous profile)
August 28, 2014 at 9:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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