Seventh Avenue Road Improvements


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Cruz County
Document Title
Seventh Avenue Road Improvements
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Adjacent Zoning: Urban Residential - Medium Density (R-UM)/Community Commercial (C-C)/Neighborhood Commercial (C-N) Adjacent GP Designations: Residential Multifamily (RM)/Community Commercial (C-2)/Neighborhood Commercial (C-1)
Document Description
Proposal to construct roadway and roadside improvements within the right-of-way of 7th Avenue between Capitola Road and Eaton Street. The project includes the construction of sidewalks, drainage and landscape improvements on both sides of 7th Avenue. More specifically, it includes curbs, gutters, and 4-6 foot wide separated and non-separated sidewalks, with 4-foot wide planting strips and on-street parking in areas where feasible. The proposed project would provide for the following: maintain and improve existing traffic and bike lanes, and most of the existing on-street parking, lengthening the 7th Avenue southbound right turn lane on Eaton Street, dedicated right and left turn lanes on 7th Avenue at the intersection of Capitola Road, street tree planting along both sides, roadway resurfacing, pads for bus stop shelters, ADA accessible sidewalk ramps, a short section of a retaining wall not to exceed 4 feet in height at the eastern side of the intersection with Capitola Road, and grading within the appealable area of the coastal zone. Grading will involve about 2,860 cubic yards with approximately 2,860 cubic yards of cut, 260 cubic yards of fill, and 2,600 cubic yards of export. As this is entirely a Santa Cruz County Department of Public Works project with no impacts to biotic habitats, no grading permits are required, however, grading is considered in the environmental review as the project involves more than 1,000 cubic yards. The proposal requires a Coastal Development Permit including Significant Tree Removal.

Contact Information

Claudia Slater
Agency Name
Santa Cruz County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
Capitola Road/7th Avenue and Eaton St./7th Avenue
Total Acres
State Highways
6 Elem, 1 JH, 1 MS, 2 HS, 1 Other
3 Lagoons, 4 Creeks, 2 Gulches, 1 River (San Lorenzo) and 1 Bay (Monterey)
Other Location Info
Live Oak

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Transportation:Other (Roadway Improvements)
Local Actions
Coastal Permit, Significant Tree Removal
Project Issues
Air Quality, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Transportation, Vegetation, Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
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 State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency

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