The long-awaited Western Goleta Fire Station 10 (FS10) got the stamp of approval from the California Coastal Commission (CCC).
During a virtual video and teleconference meeting Thursday, the CCC staff unanimously recommended that the CCC approve the city's Coastal Development Permit application with special conditions.
The Fire Station 10 project, located at 7952 Hollister Ave., consists of a new three-bay, single-story fire station, and will be about 11,600 sq. ft. in size.
It will be right across from the Sandpiper Golf Course.
"This new station will help our fire department to provide significantly better response times for fire suppression and emergency medical assistance to our residents," said City of Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte. "It truly represents a wonderful and historic day for Goleta and reinforces the City’s strong commitment to public safety.”
The Goleta City Council approved the project in December 2018, however, because the subject site is in the Coastal Zone, a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) issued by the California Coastal Commission is required.
The City submitted a CDP application in January 2019, and after completing additional studies requested by CCC staff, the City learned in February 2020 that the CDP application had been deemed complete.
"The approval of FS10 today, a project which has been talked about since 1967, 53 years, has been a breathtaking experience that none of us will ever forget," said Vyto Adomaitis, Goleta’s Neighborhood Services & Public Safety Director. "I am extremely proud of our project team and strong partnership with the Fire Department.”
The next step is for construction documents for Fire Station 10 to be finalized for City Council authorization to go out to bid.
Click here to view the project application in full.