Last month, the city’s Architectural Board of Review discussed the plan for a roof deck and parking structure at 11 Anacapa, the old Funk Zone building under rehabilitation. There must have been pushback, because the project is going in front of the ABR again on Monday, February 22.
The description is the same as last time: “The project [or at least the part that’s up for discussion] involves converting 1,643 square feet of warehouse floor area to a wine-tasting business, including a new 1,962-square-foot, 45-seat, roof deck, a second-story storage area and bar. Second-story and roof access would be provided with a new exterior stair and elevator. Additional parking would be provided with a 22-space mechanical parking lift structure replacing 9 surface parking spaces for a total of 45 parking spaces.” The 15B Anacapa Street space in the northwest corner is SB Biergarten, from the folks behind Copenhagen Sausage Garden in Solvang. The wine tasting room in 20 Helena Avenue, in the northeast corner, appears to be Sunstone Winery, as the relevant plans are all labeled “Sunstone.”
…to something much, well, funkier. It’s a straight-up homage to the art studios slated to be demolished as part of the full-block project between Yanonali, Santa Barbara, Mason, and Gray. (This round of renderings has certainly been given a hazy retro glow, no doubt in an effort to assuage board members’ fear of the new.)
The full plans are here, if you care to take a look.
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