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Santa Barbara Mixed-Use

Santa Barbara, CA
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BAR provided studies and various schemes for the master plan of this mixed-use project in Santa Barbara, CA, ranging from minor infill of additional retail, significant demo and infill of retail and residential.

The site is a struggling mall with a soon-to-be vacant department store. Like many shopping centers in the US, the challenge is how to optimize the value of the property and create a new design that addresses the changing nature of brick-and-mortar retail. BAR carefully integrated residential buildings, a hotel and structured parking – together with new entertainment-oriented retail – to bring new energy and activity to the center.