Pleasure Point Combining District


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Cruz County
Document Title
Pleasure Point Combining District
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Residential Neighborhood
Document Description
This project consists of the creation of a new Pleasure Point (PP) Combining Zone overlay district in the Pleasure Point neighborhood, within which special residential development standards would apply. The Combining Zone district would also be created through County Code amendments and would implement the recommendations of the Pleasure Point Community Plan (Plan), a document that was accepted by the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors in August 2008. In addition to the new regulations recommended by the Plan, the existing residential development standards that currently apply in Pleasure Point and throughout the County would remain in effect. In response to neighborhood concerns raised at three public workshops, the Plan recommended, and the proposed Ordinance would implement, several measures to reduce the overall bulk and mass of the second stories of new/remodeled residences to reduce visual and shading impacts on their neighborhoods, and a number of measures to enhance appearance of the public/private interface of new/remodeled houses as viewed from the street. These measures will become standards in the proposed new Pleasure Point Combining Zone District. Two alternative versions of the Ordinance are presented and evaluated here, each implementing slighty different proposed bulk/mass standards.

Contact Information

Matthew Johnston
Agency Name
Santa Cruz County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
Portola Ave and 41st Ave
Total Acres
State Highways
Moran Creek, Moran Lagoon, Corcoran Lagoon

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), 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), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency
Local Actions
Community Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Land Use/Planning

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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