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Reimagine: Santa Barbara

Reimagine: Santa Barbara — A Noozhawk Special Report

This is the index to Noozhawk’s Reimagine: Santa Barbara project, an ongoing series exploring the challenges and opportunities in downtown Santa Barbara. The project is a Noozhawk partnership with KEYT News and Shared Mission Santa Barbara.

Noozhawk executive editor Tom Bolton, managing editor Giana Magnoli, North County editor Janene Scully, reporters Brooke Holland and Joshua Molina, contributing writers April Charlton and Jessica Haro, special projects editor Melinda Johnson, associate editors Marcia Heller and Michelle Nelson, photographers J.C. Corliss and Zack Warburg, and executive assistant for marketing Emmalia Sutherland are all involved in the project envisioned by publisher Bill Macfadyen.

In addition to KEYT News and Shared Mission Santa Barbara, Reimagine: Santa Barbara is supported by Anchor sponsors Montecito Bank & Trust, SIMA and the Hutton Parker Foundation, and Noozhawk Asks sponsor Community West Bank.

» Platinum sponsors: Investec, Southern California Edison, Downtown Santa Barbara

» Gold sponsors: American Riviera Bank, Buynak Fauver Archbald Spray, Hayes Commercial Group, Richard Berti

» Silver sponsors: Pacific Premier Bank, Santa Barbara Foundation, Seymour Duncan, Westmont College

» Ruby sponsors: Arlington Financial Advisors, The Cearnal Collective, Community Environmental Council, Cox and Metropolitan Theatres

» Block by Block sponsors: AIA Santa Barbara, The Chamber of Commerce of the Santa Barbara Region, Coastal Housing Coalition, Frank McGinity, Hop Studios, Howell, Moore & Gough LLP, Lee & Associates, Nicholson & Schwartz, Opal Restaurant & Bar, Pacifica Commercial Realty, Pacific Western Bank, Peter Hartmann D.D.S. and Stacey Wright, Reason in Government, Santa Barbara Community Housing Corporation and Visit Santa Barbara

Introduction

» The State of Downtown Santa Barbara Marked by Distinctive Eras, But Remains True to Roots

» Bill Macfadyen: If We’re Going to Reimagine Santa Barbara, It All Starts Here

History

» Preservation, Respect for Past Remain Key Elements of Santa Barbara’s Vision for Its Future

» State Street May be Showing Its Age, But It’s Still the Heart of Santa Barbara

Shopping

» Vacant Macy’s Building a Cornerstone Opportunity to Reimagine Downtown Santa Barbara

» Market Changes Force Retail Disruption on State Street, But Open New Possibilities for the Future

Government

» Santa Barbara’s Push for Sales Tax Hike Has Greater Urgency with Loss of Redevelopment Funds

» Accelerate State Street Program Aims to Lessen Regulations for Downtown Businesses

Tourism

» Post-Disaster Marketing Efforts Aimed at Helping Santa Barbara’s Economic Recovery

» Tourism Dollars Help Keep Santa Barbara’s Economy Cruising Along

Homelessness

» Homelessness, Aggressive and Nuisance Behaviors Hard to Hide on State Street

» Santa Barbara Authorities Boost Law Enforcement Presence Downtown in Response to Business Concerns

Housing

» Talk of Housing Keeps Popping Up in Any Conversation about Downtown Santa Barbara’s Future

Community

» State Street Remains a Key Focus as Santa Barbara Fights Back from Twin Disasters

» State Street a Centerpiece for Parades, Festivals, Farmers Markets and Special Events

» Parking Availability Remains a Significant Advantage of Downtown Santa Barbara

» Take a Video Tour of Santa Barbara’s State Street

Neighborhoods

» In Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, Creative Destruction Paves Millennial Hotspot

» Santa Barbara Has Bustling Business Districts Beyond Downtown

Inspiration

» Palm Springs Expert Says Santa Barbara Needs More Millennials, Downtown Housing

Commentary

» Anthony Grumbine: Historically Great Architecture, Landscape, Urbanism All Santa Barbara Strengths

Noozhawk special projects editor Melinda Johnson can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

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