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Montecito YMCA Proposed Expansion

MONTECITO YMCA PROPOSES MAJOR EXPANSION PROJECT
The Montecito YMCA, located at the corner of Santa Rosa Road and San Ysidro Road has developed plans to remodel and expand their facilities.  The proposal includes a 5,400 square foot two-story addition to the main building, a new child care building of 2,723 square feet, a locker room/natatorium building of 5,300 S.F. and an 11,000 S.F. gymnasium.  The project will require approval of a revised Conditional Use Permit by the County of Santa Barbara.

The Montecito Association has reviewed preliminary plans for the project, conducted a community forum for neighbors to view the plans and voice questions and concerns and has commented on the Draft Negative Declaration.  Follow this link to view our comments: Draft ND Comments and Letters to the MPC.  After a hearing was scheduled in November 2015 to consider project denial due to the inadequacy of parking, the YMCA requested a continuance to again attempt to obtain a long-term agreement for the use of Manning Park to meet part of the facility's parking demand.  The Association provided these comments to the County Park Commission regarding a long-term lease of Manning Park parking for the project.

The Association will continue to monitor the project as it proceeds through the County permitting process, will continue to provide a forum for community discussion and provide input to County decision-makers.