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CEC is committed to creating a more resilient and just region in the face of climate change. Through our work with the Central Coast Climate Justice Network and elsewhere, our vision includes an end to racial injustices and their resulting environmental inequities.

Not many new homes are being constructed anywhere these days, but Santa Barbara has a new development coming soon. City Ventures is bringing 48 LEED Platinum townhomes to East Beach. This residential project exemplifies Fossil Free by ’33.

  • The homes are super energy efficient – outfitted with energy efficient appliances and are all electric, natural gas free.
  • They are constructed with many recycled and sustainable materials.
  • Each townhome includes solar power.
  • To top it off, each unit will also be pre-wired for electric vehicle charging.

The units qualify as workforce housing, starting in the $400,000s for a two bedroom downtown Santa Barbara condo.  The hope is that some teachers, firemen, nurses, and other Santa Barbara workers will choose to buy here in the communities they work in, rather than commute from lower priced housing in Ventura or Santa Maria.  The condos are close to workplaces and recreation, downtown shopping and entertainment, and in a great location for walking, biking, and taking transit.

We hope City Ventures and their East Beach Collection is a hit in this community and proves that downtown Santa Barbara wants green, workforce housing, not expensive second home luxury condos.

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