NEWS RELEASE

December 14, 2017

Participate in Survey about Future of Santa Maria’s Downtown

The City of Santa Maria is collecting community input on how to improve the design of downtown’s streets and public spaces. The goal is to create a plan for “Complete Streets” that enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders of all ages and abilities.

Share your opinion through this online survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DowntownSantaMaria

Everyone is invited to have the opportunity to participate in the survey. Share the link with family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and local e-mail lists.

An overview of the downtown project is on the City’s website at: www.cityofsantamaria.org/downtown.

The downtown area consists of four blocks east and west of Main Street (State Highway 166) and the area from Fesler Street north of Broadway (State Highway 135) to just south of the Public Library. The area also includes the Santa Maria Transit Center and the nearby Hancock Terrance Apartments along Boone Street. The goal is for the City to have a Downtown Multimodal Streetscape Plan for the streets and a Downtown Framework Plan for the development component. It is part of an ambitious revitalization strategy for the City’s core aimed at more activities, partnerships, and beautification.

Questions may be directed to Principal Planner Neda Zayer at the Community Development Department, (805) 925-0951 extension