Goleta dignitaries use ceremonial gold shovels to break ground Wednesday on the Hollister Village project, a mixed-use development on 23 1/2 acres across from Camino Real Marketplace. (Laura Cooper/ Noozhawk photo)
The city has long strived to put more housing and commercial buildings at infill sites along the Hollister corridor, and the mixed-use design was lauded by city officials at the groundbreaking.
“This is exactly what we went through the general plan for,” Goleta Mayor Roger Aceves said.
Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Kristen Miller and board chairman Tony Vallejo were also on hand to welcome the project to the area, saying it would provide much-needed housing for the area.