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Goleta Beach 2.0
Goleta Beach County Park Managed Beach Retreat Project 2.0
In October 2011, the County Community Services Department submitted applications to the County Planning and Development Department (P&D) for a Development Plan (11DVP-00000-00016) and Coastal Development Permit (11CDP-00000-00069) for a managed beach retreat project. The managed beach retreat project is intended to restore a deep beach and reduce the risk of damage to existing park facilities and utilities without the need for pile groins, rock revetments, or other significant beach stabilization structures.
The principal aspects of the project include the following:
Remove approximately 43,100 square feet (0.98 acres) of existing asphalt parking (Lots #6 and #7, approximately 150 parking spaces) at the west end of the park. This area would be restored to beach for recreational uses and to act as a buffer zone to protect facilities relocated landward.
Establish a 40-foot wide transportation and utility corridor with a “high erosion protection zone” by constructing a compacted earthen berm along the westernmost 500 linear feet of the corridor.
Relocate at-risk utilities out of the “coastal processes zone” and into the new corridor, including the County of Santa Barbara 4-inch sanitary sewer force main, the County of Santa Barbara 3-inch domestic water line, the County of Santa Barbara 1-inch telephone conduit, the Goleta Water District 18-inch reclaimed water line, and the Sempra Energy/Southern California Gas Company 8-inch high-pressure gas line.
Relocate an approximately 1,870 linear foot section of the existing bike path into the new corridor and increase the safety of the bike path by increasing the width and raising the elevation relative to the existing parking lots.
Remove all of the existing rock revetment at the western end of the park, including approximately 950 linear feet with expired Coastal Commission permits and approximately 250 linear feet which are unpermitted.
Install a protective geo-textile dune and buried cobble structure along approximately 175 linear feet west of the Beachside Restaurant to protect the Goleta Sanitary District’s existing underground sewer ocean outfall pipe and vault.
Evaluate relocating the public restroom located in the western portion of the park (Restroom #3) approximately 250 feet north out of the “coastal processes zone.”
June 28, 2012 at 5:30pm - EIR Scoping Meeting (Notice)