Santa Barbara Council Votes to Begin Negotiations for Project to Transform Paseo Nuevo Into Housing

Sep 18, 2023

By Joshua Molina, Noozhawk Staff Writer

Can a redeveloped Paseo Nuevo mall save Santa Barbara’s downtown twice?

City leaders are banking on it.

In a stunning development, the City of Santa Barbara quietly unfolded an ambitious proposal Tuesday to demolish Paseo Nuevo to build at least 500 housing units, along with 60,000 square feet of commercial space.

The City Council voted 7-0 on Tuesday to begin negotiations for a project agreement.

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