Proposed Target Store to be Discussed

A Target department store is planned for the corner of State Street and La Cumbre Road.

A community meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. April 9 to discuss a proposed “drop-off point” Target department store at the former Galleria building at the corner of State Street and La Cumbre Road. 

Santa Barbara Councilman Eric Friedman will host the meeting at Hope School auditorium, 3970 La Colina Road. Presentations are planned from Santa Barbara Community Development and Public Works departments and John Dewes, a Target senior development manager. 

“This is an opportunity for area residents to interact directly with city staff and a Target representative to better understand the permitting process, traffic and circulation issues, and the long-term vision for this location” Friedman said. 

In a news release, Freidman said the meeting is to clarify the permitting process, discuss potential effects to traffic and circulation in the area and proposed improvements, and learn about the plans Target has for this location. Critics of the plan note that very few parking spaces are available at the proposed Target site. 

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations for members of the public. 

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