A proposed 80-apartment reasonably priced housing complicated within the 300 block of North Depot Avenue acquired a step nearer to actuality Wednesday evening with a unanimous vote by the Santa Maria Planning Fee.
The Planning Fee additionally heard a plan by the town’s site visitors authority that may enhance the street and among the intersections close to the proposed challenge.
In a movement made my Commissioner Tim Seifert and seconded by Commissioner Adrian Andrade, the panel, which oversees neighborhood growth actions within the metropolis, authorized a deliberate growth allow and a tentative parcel map for a challenge by the Housing Authority of Santa Barbara County referred to as the Residences at Depot Avenue.
The Housing Authority plans to construct two three-story buildings with parking to the rear, on a 2.7-acre parcel the place, a few years in the past, a railroad depot and, till lately, a trio of warehouses as soon as stood.
The dwelling models would come with a mixture of six studio flats, greater than 60 one- and two-bedroom models, and 6 three-bedroom models.
On-site resident administration will likely be a component of the challenge. Further workplace house is proposed to accommodate a small medical clinic, life counseling providers and vocational coaching amenities to be offered by the Housing Authority.
“We need to home veterans, folks with particular wants, low-income households and folks popping out of homelessness,” mentioned Lisa Plowman, of RRM Design Group, representing the Housing Authority.
“It’s (the Housing Authority’s) basic mission to verify there may be reasonably priced housing for everybody at each revenue stage,” Plowman mentioned.