di Domenico + Partners

Isla Vista Master Plan

di Domenico + Partners was retained by the County of Santa Barbara Redevelopment Agency to prepare a Master Plan for Isla Vista community at the conceptual level. Located adjacent to the University of California Santa Barbara, the Isla Vista neighborhood was in need of additional housing that wouldn't substantially increase automobile traffic by promoting a pedestrian friendly environment. The firm developed a CORR-idor (core = heart, door = opening) concept that would unify Isla Vista with the UCSB Campus creating a central spine. Schemes for multi-unit housing and environmentally-friendly streetscapes were developed.