As a first phase of opening the property to the public, the Bellosguardo Foundation has applied to the city of Santa Barbara for a Conditional Use Permit that will allow tours of the property. For this phase, we are attempting to maintain the property in as-original condition as possible, and utilize existing infrastructure while adding necessary access to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as parking striping and restroom facilities.
We are nearing the point where discretionary approval by the Planning Commission and possibly the Santa Barbara City Council is necessary.
We need your help by signing on as a supporter of the foundation's plan to open the property to the public. The foundation will share only your name—not your contact information—but it is critical that we are able to say how many of our supporters are Santa Barbara residents. If you are uncomfortable making even your name public, please sign up anyway and check the box "keep me confidential."