The Patterson, Langford and Stewart drawings for the Santa Barbara Central City Redevelopment project span 3 linear feet and
date from circa 1974. The collection consists of 25 architectural drawings documenting the firm’s alternative land use suggestions.
Drawings include: a land use plan and boundary map, proposed transportation infrastructure maps, presentation drawing of a
proposed neighborhood recreation facility, an east beach design plan, a presentation drawing of a proposed housing unit in
Mission Creek at Lower State Street, a presentation drawing of a ocean-oriented industry on the lagoon, a proposed neighborhood
shopping center at Mission Creek, a proposed freeway bridge at the State street undercrossing, several alternative drawings
of the central business district expansion, and a proposed renovation of the Plaza de la Guerra.
The Medford, Oregon based firm Patterson, Langford and Stewart was one of three firms chosen by the City of Santa Barbara
as consultants to the Santa Barbara Redevelopment Agency. The firm’s alternative land use suggestions, which consisted of
five, area wide, alternate land use and transportation plans, were complied into a report in 1974, entitled
Santa Barbara’s Central City: Choices for the Future.