Santa Barbara Engages. State Street Thrives.

Welcome to Friends of State Street!

Building community engagement in Santa Barbara through collaborative initiatives with businesses, organizations, and neighborhoods along State Street.

Did you know that State Street is undergoing a Master Plan Process? Learn more about it.

Community Hub

For information about community events, important upcoming meetings, resources and guides, check out our community hub

What’s Going On

March 18 State Street Master Plan Update

March 18 State Street Master Plan Update

On Monday, March 18, the State Street Advisory Committee will meet to receive an update on Create State - The State Street Master Plan Process and timeline from City Staff. Additionally, City Staff and a volunteer architect group will present updates to some of the...

Tips for Making Public Comments at City Meetings

Tips for Making Public Comments at City Meetings

Check the meeting agenda for the public comment section. Prepare concise comments on relevant agenda item. Register at the meeting to speak. Arrive early and sign in to speak. If you're watching remotely, raise your hand online and wait until they call you name. If...

Giving Thanks, from Friends of State Street

Giving Thanks, from Friends of State Street

On behalf of Friends of State Street, I am writing to express my heartfelt gratitude for your continued support and engagement. With our collaborative "for community, by community" approach, we have successfully partnered with other community organizations to bring to...

The CREATESTATE State Street Master Plan

What is the Master Plan Process?

The State Street Master Plan is a long-term visioning document for the revitalization of downtown over the next 20-30 years.

“We are so fortunate to have a State Street Master Planning process going at this time in our city’s history. What makes it amazing is we get to do this together. That’s what thriving communities are all about – Collaboration, Teamwork, Trust and Vision. We look forward to engaging Santa Barbara in what the future holds for State Street.”

Sharon Rich, Founding President and CEO,
Friends of State Street

Exploring the Project Area

State Street Master Plan Map of Santa Barbara

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