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Santa Barbara weighs the meaning of high-rise

By   /   Monday, August 10th, 2009  /   Comments Off on Santa Barbara weighs the meaning of high-rise

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It’s the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, and all across the city of Santa Barbara, aging baby boomers are debating a serious question: How high can we get in this city?

We’re not talking about the strength of the marijuana at the local dispensary or the true meaning of Sly and the Family Stone lyrics.

We’re talking about the height of buildings in the city center and Measure B, an item on the November ballot. Measure B proposes to reduce by 25 percent — to 45 feet — the authorized ultimate limit for construction in most of the city’s picturesque central business district.

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