Santa Cruz Downtown Plan Expansion


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Cruz
Document Title
Santa Cruz Downtown Plan Expansion
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Regional Visitor Commercial, High-Density Residential, Residential-Tourist Commercial
Document Description
The proposed project consists of a series of amendments to the City’s Downtown Plan by extending the boundary of the existing Downtown Plan to incorporate the project study area and incorporate development standards and design guidelines for the study area, and other policies and standards to the City’s Downtown Plan (amended January 28, 2020) that will facilitate future redevelopment of the project area.

Contact Information

Sarah R Neuse
Agency Name
City of Santa Cruz
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Northern California
Cross Streets
Pacific Avenue, Laurel Avenue, Front Street
State Highways
Santa Cruz Branch Line
Bay View Elementary, Santa Cruz High School
San Lorenzo River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Residential (Units 1800, Acres 9), Commercial (Retail, Restaurant, and Sporting/Events Arena)(Sq. Ft. 240000, Acres 3, Employees 200)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Community Plan, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Transportation
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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