Frazier Lewis Lane Design Concepts
The information provided on this page is for archival purposes and is not current.Past Meets the Future in A Santa Cruz Alley
The redesign of Frazier Lewis Lane is complete.
Redevelopment has worked closely with our architect to arrive at a design for the alley which reflects the alley's history and is functional enough to allow the alley to serve as a center of retail activity, a delivery area for stores and restaurants, and to integrate with the adjacent Soquel/Front parking garage. The Agency Board and Redevelopment staff including Director Cirillo and Marty Ackerman, the project manager, have conscientiously included many historical elements in the design of the alley in a continuing effort to integrate the Downtown's past into it's future.
Frazier Lewis was a candy maker in Santa Cruz who invented the world's first candy bar! When you visit the alley you will notice paving tiles stamped with the Frazier Lewis emblem and benches and bollards which depict the shape of his original candy bar.
Construction of Frazier Lewis Lane commenced in Fall of 2000, and is currently open for use. Minor modifications remain to be completed. The alley represents a major step in our efforts to implement the Alley Walk Concept Plan and integrate the alley network with existing streets and businesses, especially those businesses located on the alley itself.