175 West Cliff Drive


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Cruz
Document Title
175 West Cliff Drive
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
RT-B/CZO - Motel Residential/Coastal Overlay Zone
Document Description
The project consists of a Planned Development, a Special Use, and Design and Coastal Permits for an exterior remodel and construction of a 26-room addition to an existing 163-room hotel and a variance to building height for the addition and modification of the existing roof. The addition consists of approximately 10,950 square feet that would be added as a 7-story addition to the front of the building with 4 rooms on the first six floors and 2 rooms on the top floor. Currently, the front of the existing hotel on West Cliff Drive is recessed about 14 feet from the remainder of the building for a distance of approximately 55 feet. The proposed expansion will fill this space and expand the building to the street by approximately 17 feet. The exterior remodel will be in a Spanish Colonial Revival style. In order to provide tiled roofs and architectural treatments, the building height will increase from approximately 66 feet to 73 feet at the midpoint of the roof. The project also requires approval of a heritage tree permit for removal of 5 redwood trees.

Contact Information

Don Lauritson
Agency Name
City of Santa Cruz Planning Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
Beach Street and West Cliff Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 10,950)
Local Actions
Planned Unit Development, Use Permit, Coastal Permit, Variance, Design and Heritage Tree Removal Permits
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Coastal Zone, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Sewer Capacity, Transportation, Heritage Trees

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