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Initial Studies

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

Dominican Hospital

Initial Study

191157 025-481-01, 025-081-02, 025-081-03; 1555 Soquel Drive Dignity Health Proposal to amend Master Plan (88-0065) for Dominican Hospital by establishing a Planned Unit Development (PUD) for construction of an approximately 84,000 square foot addition to the existing hospital facility. Project includes construction of a new surgery center, reconfiguring the existing emergency room and construction of a three-story parking structure. Requires a PUD to increase the maximum height of 35 feet to 62 feet and an amendment to Master Plan 88-0065. April 19, 2021
Arana Sewer Trunk Line Replacement Project

Mitigated Negative Declaration

N/A The project alignment generally extends from Brookwood Drive (north of Highway 1) to La Fonda Avenue (south of Highway 1). a portion of the alignment is adjacent to Arana Gulch and a portion passes under Arana Creek Santa Cruz County Sanitation District (SCCSD) The project involves replacement of approximately 2,900 linear feet of aging and deteriorated existing sewer trunk line and associated manholes. The project consists of 13 sewer line setments, which occur in between existing manholes. These segments are part of the trunk line that conveys wastewater to the City of Santa Cruz wastewater treatment plant. The replacement pipes would be installed using trenchless methods (pipe-bursting) where possible and conventional (open cut) trenching methods with excavators and loaders where trenchless methods cannot be used. Installation of Segment 6 under Highway 1 will utilize either a bore-and-jack technique or micro-tunneling. Segments 8A and 12 under Arana Gulch Creek will be replaced using pipe-bursting methods to avoid impacts to the perennial creek. March 18, 2021

Lee Road Trail Project

Initial Study

Notice of Intent

Mitigated Negative Declaration

201188 018-281-63; 018-391-02; 018-392-01; 052-082-02; 052-091-41; 052-221-17; County and City Road ROW City of Watsonville The City of Watsonville is proposing the Lee Road Trail Project. The 1.4-mile-long trail would generally be a 12-foot-wide pedestrian/bicycle trail along the east side of Lee Road, with a 12-foot wide pedestrian/bicycle bridge over the portion of Lee Road extending through (and submerged by) Struve Slough. Additionally, portions of the trail would extend along Harkins Slough Road on the north end to the high school, along the west side of Lee Road, south of Struve Slough, and along the unpaved path located on the north side of Watsonville Slough to existing Trails on the east side of Highway 1. 01/22/2021

Davenport North Cement Kiln Dust Closure Project

Notice of Intent

Initial Study and MND

Appendix 1

Appendix 2

Appendix 3

Appendix 4

Appendix 5

Appendix 6

Appendix 7a

Appendix 7b

Appendix 8 (Plans)

Appendix 9

Appendix 10

Appendix 11

Appendix 12




Located at the former Davenport Cement Plant at 700 Highway 1

RMC Pacific Materials Proposal to implement the final north cement kiln dust (CKD) area closure plan at the former Davenport Cement Plant as required by the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. Requires a Coastal Development Permit, Riparian Exception, and Preliminary Grading Review for grading approximately 165,000 cubic yards of material. Project includes a Geotechnical Report Review and Biotic Report Review. 12/04/2020
extended to 1/22/2021
Sunland Garden Products 181155 109-231-09 Melissa Berger The project is a proposal to construct a 9,900 square foot non-habitable enclosure over an existing soil mixing operation (Sunland Garden Products). The project intends to address issues pertaining to noise and dust by way of enclosing portions of an existing soil mixing line and address stormwater quality issues by way of installing comprehensive stormwater management plan for the project site. 08/14/2020


Notice of Intent, Mitigated Negative Declaration, Initial Study and Attachment 1-4

Attachments 5-7

181576 025-071-05 & -20 Plymouth-Grant LLC The proposed project is to combine two parcels, demolish the existing improvements, and construct a new 13,111 square foot retail pharmacy - including a mezzanine for storage - with a drive-through pharmacy window, and related improvements, including frontage improvements and business signs. The project requires a Commercial Development Permit, an Exception to reduce the required landscape strip from five to two feet, and an Exception to allow four signs totaling 92 square feet where one sign and 50 square feet is allowed. 04/27/2020


County EIR's

Project Name Description Public Comment Period

Sustainability Policy and Regulatory Update Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

Notice of Preparation

Notice of Extended NOP Comment Period

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 and with the Sustainable Community Strategy for the region;
  • 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 Countywide Design Guidelines and special guidelines for the Pleasure Point and Portola Drive Commercial Corridor; and
  • Meet recent state requirements and regulations.

See the Notice of Preparation for additional project information. Visit to learn more about the proposed General Plan/LCP and County Code amendments and timeline for the project.

Public comment on the scope of the EIR will be accepted through September 4, 2020 at 5 p.m.

A scoping meeting on the project was held on July 21, 2020.

Comments on the scope of the EIR will be accepted in writing (see the Notice of Preparation for mailing address), or via email. Click here to email comments on the scope of the EIR for this project: Please reference the project name in the email title.

Additional opportunities for public review of and comment on the amendment documents and the Draft EIR will occur prior to adoption. Visit to learn more about the timeline for upcoming community meetings and public hearings for the project.

Medical Office Building Project


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 to 350 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 util.ity 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 Gulch, approximately 1,200 feet east of the site on APNs 029-031-11 and 029-031-14.

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


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NEPA Documents

Project Name Application # APN Address / Location Owner Name Project Description Public Comment Period Ends
1500 Capitola Mixed Use

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

Aviso de Determinación de Ningun Impacto Significativo y Aviso de Intención de Solicitar Publicación de Fondos

Environmental Assessment

Site Plan

Environmental Review Record Documents
N/A APNs: 026-741-12, 13, 14, and 15

Address: 1412, 1438, 1500, and 1514 Capitola Road, Live Oak
MP Live Oak Associates, L.P. The project proposes to develop a mixed-use project on a 3.65-acre site. The project consists of a two-story commercial building, with a central public plaza located adjacent to Capitola Road, behind which, in the mid-section of the site, would be four 3-story multi-family residential buildings surrounding a private open space. Proposed uses include two community health clinics, 56 affordable apartments, a manager's unit, a community room, homework center, laundry room, restroom, leasing office, bike storage, and maintenance shed. All proposed structures would be within a landscaped setting that includes parking, circulation, open space and a community garden. Public comment will be accepted through May 18, 2020 at 5 p.m.

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