carpinteria bluffs

An effort to preserve more than 20 acres of rare undeveloped oceanfront land on the South Coast is heading into the home stretch. The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County spearheaded efforts to buy the 21 areas of land on the Carpinteria bluffs zoned for a resort, to preserve it instead of seeing it developed.  Now, final talks are underway to sell it to the City of Carpinteria, which will own and manage it.

A South Coast community is celebrating the preservation of 20 acres of ocean bluff land which has been zoned for development as a resort for decades.

A whirlwind campaign raised nearly eight million dollars to buy, and preserve a unique chunck of undeveloped land overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  It's a section of the Carpinteria Bluffs which has been zoned for development, and could potential have been the site of a resort.

A scenic South Coast bluff with an incredible panoramic view of the Santa Barbara Channel has been the proposed site of a luxury resort for decades.

But, some people dreamed of preserving the more than 20 acre site as open space. Now, thanks to two local conservation groups, the community has a chance to make that dream come true.