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1930 Ocean Street Community Meeting

The Planning and Community Development Department will be holding a community meeting to obtain input regarding the redesign of the site plan for the project at 1930 Ocean Street Extension. The City Council approved the multi-residential project on September 25,  2018 with direction to reduce the project from 40 to 32 units.  Three redesigned site plans with 32 units will be displayed to gain community input. 


Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Santa Cruz Memorial Cemetery, 1927 Ocean Street Extension, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

 1930 Ocean Street Ext Photo

March 28, 2019 - 314 Jessie Street Vision Meeting

Join the applicant, MidPen Housing, for an open house/neighborhood meeting to discuss the development of 314 Jessie Street. Come see plans for the the new 27 unit community and give feedback to the design team. More information about the project can be found on the City's Development Projects page, or MidPen's Project site314 Jessie St

December 3, 2018 - 190 West Cliff Community Meeting 

Join the applicant, Cliff Bay Partners, to review proposed project revisions, ask questions , and provide feedback on the 190 West Cliff project. To review the plan sets prior to the 

190 West Cliff 2

meeting, you can access the City's 190 West Cliff Project page. 

Time and Location:

Monday, December 3, 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Dream Inn:  175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz CA 95060


PROJECT ADDRESS:   190 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz 95060
APPLICANT’S NAME: Cliff Bay Partners, LLC - Tyson Sales 
APPLICATION NO.:     CP18-0043
APN:                              004-081-12
CITY PLANNER:           Ryan Bane
                                       (831) 420-5141 or

Project Description:
Coastal Permit, Design Permit, Special Use Permit, Planned Development Permit to
allow reductions in setbacks, Density Bonus Request to exceed height,
Encroachment Permit for street and intersection improvements, and Tentative Map
to construct a four-story mixed use project consisting of two levels of underground
parking, ground level commercial, and 89 residential condominium units on a parcel
located in the RTB(PER)/CZ-O/SP-O zone district.

ADUSeptember 27, 2018 Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Community Workshop

Police Department Community Room, 155 Center Street 6:00 pm 

The City of Santa Cruz is getting ready to change the regulations for Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) regulations in order to encourage the creation of more units to help meet the local need for rental and family housing. Join us for a discussion of the proposed zoning requirements and help shape the City’s policy.

Topics to be discussed: 

• Changing parking requirements
• Easing development standards
• Establishing the maximum size of a unit
• Considering changes to the owner-occupancy requirement
• Adjusting the qualifications for reduced fees
• Required changes to the thresholds for public hearings

Sarah Neuse

Documents for 09/27/18 ADU Community Workshop

July 17, 2018 Community Meeting

Police Department Community Room, 155 Center Street


On Tuesday, July 17, 2018 the City of Santa Cruz Department of Planning and Community Development held a Community Meeting on policy and ordinance updates.  The meeting began at 6:00 P.M. in the Police Department Community Room, located at 155 Center Street, Santa Cruz and lasted approximately one hour.

Staff gave a brief presentation on the topics being discussed, then invited the community to participate in an open house-style meeting where attendees could visit tables related to the various topics could learn more.

Topics included potential updates to the Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance, potential Cannabis Ordinance Updates and the department’s draft Community Outreach Policy.  Staff also provided an update on the status of proposed State-wide Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) legislation and requested input from the community on how to make the ADU development process easier.

The meeting flyer, agenda, presentation and topic specific materials may be viewed by clicking on the link below:

Meeting Flyer, Agenda and Presentation

For more information on the proposed Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance amendments please contact:

Scott Harriman

For more information on the proposed Community Outreach Policy and Cannabis Ordinance updates please contact:

Katherine Donovan

For more information on proposed ADU Ordinance updates, or to make suggestions on how to improve the ADU development process, please contact:

Sarah Neuse