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Initial Studies

Project Name Application # APN Address / Location Owner Name Project Description Public Comment Period Ends

9041 Soquel Drive, Aptos
Initial Study

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191306 041-141-56/

9041 Soquel Drive, Aptos CA 95003
Human Spaces, LLC This is a proposal to construct an approximately 10,981 square foot mixed-use building with a 1,929 square foot basement, 2,889 square feet of office space on the first floor with a covered carport for 5 vehicles, and three residential apartment units on the second floor, located in the PA (Professional-Administrative Office) district. This requires a Commercial Development permit including a Master Occupancy Permit for the two tenant spaces on the ground floor, and a Riparian Exception to allow for a portion of the parking lot and an associated retaining wall, that encroach into the riparian corridor within the arroyo along Valencia Creek. Valencia Creek crosses the northern edge of the parcel approximately 100 feet south of the proposed development site. 04/15/2022


NEPA Environmental Assessments

Project Name Application # APN Address / Location Owner Name Project Description Public Comment Period Ends
Pippin Phase II

Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

Aviso de Recomendaciones sin Impacto Significativo y Aviso de Intención de Solicitar Liberación de Fondos

Pippin II Environmental Assessment

Pippin II Site Plan

Environmental Review Record Documents
N/A 019-236-01 and 048-221-09
78 Atkinson Lane, Watsonville, CA 95076
MP Berry Farms, LLC The proposed Pippin Phase II Project consists of the development of 80 new multi-family rental apartments on a nearly 15-acre site located at 78 Atkinson Lane and Brewington Avenue on the outskirts of Watsonville, CA. The project as proposed includes 80 apartments in three residential buildings. All of the buildings are three-story, wood-frame structures without elevators. The units will range in size from one to three bedrooms and will be restricted to occupancy by lower-income households with target income levels from 30% to 60% of the Santa Cruz County Area Median Income (AMI). The proposed unit mix include 32 one-bedroom, 24 two-bedroom and 24 three-bedroom units.
The project will consist of construction of the described residential buildings and all necessary infrastructure including, but not limited to, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, lighting, water, sewer and electrical connections (including undergrounding), water drains, parking lot, open space/park, and landscaping. The project includes the extension of Brewington Avenue from the east side of the site across the site to the north of wetlands, which will be protected.
Public comment will be accepted through February 15, 2022 at 5 p.m.

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Park Haven Plaza Supportive Housing

Updated Environmental Assessment
Includes newly required topic areas: Environmental Justice, Energy Efficiency, and Climate Change

Environmental Assessment

Site Plan

Environmental Review Record Documents

Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

Aviso de Recomendaciones sin Impacto Significativo y Aviso de Intención de Solicitar Liberación de Fondos
DRG 221009 APN 037-231-23 (Primary) and APN 037-231-22

Address: 2838 - 2840 Park Ave., Soquel, CA 95073
Property Owner:
Pajaro Wall Street Inn, LLC

2838 Park Ave, LP
Construction of 36 new apartments and related improvements on an approximately 1.4 acre site. The project includes 35 permanent supportive housing (PSH) units affordable to extremely low-income households and one manager’s unit sited behind existing office buildings to remain onsite. The elevator building includes 3 stories of modular dwellings over tuck-under parking, with 32 one-bedroom units, 4 two-bedroom units, a meeting room, leasing office, and laundry room. Proposed federal funding includes 17 VASH vouchers and 18 Project-based Section 8 vouchers. Proposed State funding includes California “Homekey” funds. As a supportive housing project, it qualifies for ministerial processing pursuant to California law (AB 2162). The project consists of construction of the new residential building and all necessary infrastructure including, but not limited to, walkways, curbs, gutters, lighting, water, sewer and electrical connections (including undergrounding), grading, retaining wall, water drains, parking lot, and landscaping. Public comment will be accepted through July 5, 2022 at 5 p.m.

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County EIRs

Project Name Description Public Comment Period

Sustainability Policy and Regulatory Update Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

Notice of Availability of Draft EIR

Draft EIR Documents

Title/Table of Contents/Ch 1 Summary

Chapter 2 Introduction

Chapter 3 Project Description

Chapter 4 Environmental Setting, Impacts & Mitigation Measures
4.1 Aesthetics
4.2 Agriculture, Forestry & Minerals
4.3 Air Quality
4.4 Biological Resources
4.5 Cultural & Tribal Resources
4.6 Energy
4.7 Geology & Soils
4.8 Greenhouse Gases
4.9 Hazards & Hazardous Materials
4.10 Hydrology & Water Quality
4.11 Land Use & Planning
4.12 Noise
4.13 Population & Housing
4.14 Public Services & Recreation
4.15 Transportation
4.16 Utilities & Services Systems
4.17 Wildfire Chapter

5 Other CEQA Considerations Chapter

6 Alternatives Chapter

7 Agencies Contacted-EIR Preparers

A Notice of Preparation
B Scoping Comments
C Potential Growth Assumptions
D Parcel Constraints
E Special Status Species
F Cultural Resources
G Transportation Memos
H Noise Modeling Results
I Air/GHG Calculations

The proposed project is the Santa Cruz County’s Sustainability Policy and Regulatory Update of the County’s General Plan/Local Coastal Program (LCP) and County Code (Sustainability Update). The County’s existing General Plan/LCP was adopted in 1994 with a focus on preserving natural and agricultural resources and limiting urban expansion. After more than 25 years, the General Plan/LCP requires updating to define a more sustainable growth pattern for the future. The broad sustainability goals of the proposed project include updating the goals, objectives, policies, and implementation strategies of the General Plan/LCP and implementing regulations in the County Code to:

  • Incorporate a new planning horizon for population, housing, and employment growth, consistent with Measure J growth management principles;
  • Reflect the sustainability vision and guiding principles of the Sustainable Santa Cruz County Plan, as well as the County Strategic Plan goals of Attainable Housing, Reliable Transportation, Dynamic Economy, Sustainable Environment, Comprehensive Health & Safety, and Organizational Excellence;
  • Ensure compatibility with land use and transportation planning principles that support reduction of greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Define new land use designations to increase housing choices and workplace flexibility;
  • Update and modernize the County Code permit procedures and development standards;
  • Adopt County Design Guidelines and special guidelines for the Pleasure Point and Portola Drive Commercial Corridor; and
  • Meet recent state requirements and regulations.

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Public comment on this Draft EIR ends on May 31, 2022, at 5 pm. Please submit any comments to

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 5:00 PM

Medical Office Building Project

Notice of Availability

Aviso de Disponibilidad

Medical Office Building Project Draft EIR

Draft EIR Appendices


Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR and Scoping Meeting


EIR Scoping Meeting Presentation (4-2-20)

Scoping Meeting Summary

Aviso en Espanol

The proposed project would be comprised of a new four-story medical office building measuring approximately 60 feet in height to finished roof and approximately 74 feet to top of mechanical screens on the rooftop. The proposed building would provide approximately 160,000 gross square feet of medical office use for specialty outpatient services. Services may include advanced medical and urgent care clinics, and outpatient surgery facilities, support services for urgent care and outpatient surgery including pharmacy, laboratory, imaging facilities, primary care, women's health, pediatric health, optometry, hearing, vision essentials, neurology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, rheumatology, nephrology, pulmonology, sleep lab, orthopedics, podiatry, pain medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation dermatology, health education, telehealth, cafe, and administrative office spaces. The facility would be open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., but urgent care and ancillary functions would operate continuously, without closing. The expected number of on-site staff, at peak, would be approximately 300 persons.

The proposed project would also include the construction of a four-story parking garage across an internal roadway west of the proposed medical office building. It would accommodate five levels of parking, with 730 new vehicle parking spaces to serve the on-site medical uses, including approximately 47 charging stations for electric vehicles and bike lockers. A new driveway would be constructed from Soquel Avenue that facilitates circulation between the medical office building and parking garage. A separate driveway for service vehicles would be constructed. The proposed project would include street frontage improvements along Soquel Avenue, including new pedestrian sidewalks and bicycle facilities, as well as potential off-site intersection improvements. The proposed project would also require on-site and off-site utility and drainage improvements, including new 8-inch sanitary sewer, 8-inch fire, and 4-inch domestic water lines, as well as a new stormwater outfall that would be constructed along Rodeo Creek Gulch, approximately 1,200 feet east of the site.

Located on APN 029-021-47 (5940 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz)


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