In an interview with KEYT about how various projects are proceeding during the pandemic, Santa Barbara Public Works director Rebecca Bjork said this about the Saturday farmers’ market:
“So far, we are still on course to continue with [the new police station at Cota and Santa Barbara] and the Farmer’s Market has identified their preferred site for re-location which I’m really excited about—it’s on Carrillo (the 0 blocks between Chapala and Anacapa and the adjoining State Street blocks) under the trees. It’ll be beautiful and shady. We are looking to see that we can make that work so we’re really excited on both counts.”
So it’s an X, extending one block every direction from State and Carrillo:
Bjork also said that while the organizers of the Santa Barbara Certified Farmers’ Market would rather keep the market in its current location, they’re “looking at the benefits” of the new site. Given how much sway they’ve held in the process so far, they don’t seem to be in much of a position to object.
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