Downtown Commuter Lot to Become Workforce Housing

••• “An early morning car crash damaged the sign at the entrance to Santa Barbara’s Stearns Wharf. Repair work will begin immediately.” —Edhat

••• “The City Council on Tuesday gave its blessing to building housing [on the commuter parking lot] at the corner of West Carrillo and Castillo streets for people who make between 80 percent and 120 percent of the area median income, which is about $79,000.” —Noozhawk

••• A crosswalk on Coast Village Road is getting flashing signal lights. —Montecito Journal

••• A sinkhole on Olive Street began to swallow a parked car; “a broken water pipe is the likely culprit.” —KEYT

••• “The City of Buellton passed a resolution on Thursday requesting the Board of Supervisors to take action to regulate commercial cannabis cultivation in the Santa Ynez Valley.” —Edhat

••• Developer Ed St. George’s 32-room hotel project at 302 and 308 W. Montecito St. “will return to the City Council on Tuesday with a new design [below]—and a plan for off-site housing. […] The new project is now designed in Santa Barbara Spanish-style architecture, has greater setbacks around the half-acre property, and the entire building has gotten smaller. The third floor has been reduced in mass by 25 percent.” —Noozhawk