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Approval Stands for Four-Story Rental on Milpas

Santa Barbara City Council and members of the public visited 711 North Milpas in March, the location of a housing project denied by the City's Architectural Board of Review | Credit: Paul Wellman

Contending that the proposal is too big for the neighborhood and that its passage violated due process, critics of the four-story rental housing project approved for the 700 block of Milpas Street are getting nowhere with their request for a reconsideration vote from City Council, which voted 5 to 2 to greenlight the 76-unit project, overturning a denial by the Architectural Board of Review. City Attorney Ariel Calonne said as a matter of council procedure, the deadline for seeking such reconsideration was at the time of the vote itself.

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