Tuesday, September 25, 2012
This morning, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, meeting at the County Governmental Center, will be considering a project that will, if approved and then constructed, profoundly change Aptos Village.
I encourage those who care about Aptos Village to check out what is being proposed by Barry Swenson Builder. You can get links to project information at kusp.org/landuse. Whatever you decide about the proposed project, you should probably follow up by letting the Board of Supervisors know your thoughts. To do that, you can attend today’s public hearing, or you can use the “email app” built right into the Board’s agenda, that let’s you easily send a comment on any agenda item of interest to you.
The project property includes approximately 11.5 acres, located in the core area of Aptos Village. The majority of the subject property is undeveloped, though an existing historic Apple Barn (currently an antique shop), the former Aptos firehouse, and miscellaneous other structures are located on the project site.
Proposed is the construction of a mixed-use commercial and residential development including 63 residential units and up to 75,000 square feet of commercial development. County staff and the Planning Commission have determined that the project is consistent with all applicable codes and policies and the Santa Cruz County General Plan.