Sixty-four condominiums may sprout from the green of the Ocean Meadows Golf Club.
Representatives from Suzanne Elledge Planning and Permitting Services have filed a pre-application on behalf of the golf course for the potential construction of condominium complexes. Santa Barbara County and Development Agency will review the application at a March 6 meeting.
In an effort to preserve coastal space, the county, the city of Goleta and UCSB have proposed a zoning regulation allowing only 10 homes to be built in the area. The pre-application’s proposal would not comply with these standards.
Thirteen of the proposed units would be classified as affordable housing, meaning they would be financially feasible for people who earn less than 80 percent of the county’s median income.
“The pre-application meetings are a good idea because it gives the developers an idea of what issues may arise in the permit processing-path. In this case, a meeting is required because some of the units are affordable,” County Planner Cindy Moore said.
Located in Goleta City, the Ocean Meadows Golf Club plans to build four units to replace the existing clubhouse. The construction of condominiums would require the relocation of the last hole on the nine-hole golf course.