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Ocean Street Area Plan

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The Ocean Street Area Plan is the result of an extensive planning process to revitalize the Ocean Street corridor and create a vibrant gateway to Santa Cruz that reflects the city’s unique character. The Area Plan describes and illustrates a communitydriven 20-year vision for the area, through the year 2030, and provides a framework for creating a more welcoming environment along the corridor. It also includes additional policy guidance and implementation steps for the City, along with design standards and guidelines that will ensure the high quality of new buildings on Ocean Street.

Ocean Street Area Plan

  • Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration
  • Negative Declaration and Inital Study 

    Past Workshops:

    The City of Santa Cruz hosted two public workshops to share ideas and goals for the new Ocean Street Area Plan. Participants discussed changes in land use, circulation, design standards and streetscape improvements. The two document (listed below) include the outcome of the workshops and a summary the opportunities and constraints on Ocean Street.

    Ocean Street Workshop August 11th Results:
    Executive Summary
    Appendix A: Plan Alternatives
    Appendix B: Issues to be Addressed
    Appendix C: Presentation of Plan Alternatives
    Appendix D: Small Group Exercise Results

    Ocean Street Opportunities & Constraints Report:
    Table of Contents
    Chapter 1: Introduction
    Chapter 2: Land Uses
    Chapter 3: Community Character
    Chapter 4: Circulation & Parking
    Chapter 5: Existing Plans & Policies
    Chapter 6: Opportunities & Constraints