THURSDAY MAY 25 - 7:00pm
Special Corridors Rezoning Meeting
Santa Cruz City Planning Commission

THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT MEETING
We need a really great turnout of neighbors to show we all care about the future of our neighborhoods.
Your presence will make a difference.

Do brand new 65 foot tall buildings along Soquel, Water and Ocean align with your vision of the future of Eastside Santa Cruz?

If there is a very strong showing from the public, we may get the Planning Commission to stop the proposed Corridors High Density Rezoning for Soquel Avenue, Water, Ocean and Mission Streets that we have been fighting.

Corridor Rezoning is the ONLY item on the agenda.

This meeting is very important as the Planning Commission is expected to sign off on the development standards that will result in the kind of high-rise and dense development on the Eastside that we have all been fighting. We need to convince them that rezoning as proposed is the wrong thing to do for our town.

Be there on Thursday May 25 at 7:00pm to show you care.

This is a SPECIAL meeting about the Corridors Rezoning and NUMBERS MATTER!

City Council Chamber at City Hall, 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz

PLEASE NOTE that the meeting place is subject to change, but the date and time should stay the same.

REVIEW THE MEETING AGENDA HERE


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MARIAM GREENBERG

"Indeed several recent reports caution that, by spurring these housing and rent increases, TOD can have unintended consequences that fundamentally contradict the original intentions of these developments. Pollack and her team found that when a new transit station opens, it attracts wealthier residents and the housing stock becomes more expensive. “Hence, gentrification occurred in an overwhelming majority of the newly transit-served neighborhoods.”

As this gentrification was also tied to the displacement of low income people, they found that in most of the transit-rich neighborhoods profiled in their study, a new transit station actually reduced neighborhood residency by those groups most likely to use transit in favor of high-income residents who are more likely to drive, thus decreasing overall ridership.

What’s more, displacing low-income people to the urban fringe, where they are less likely to have access to public transit, can have the unintended consequence of exacerbating auto use and sprawling housing developments."

— Mariam Greenberg, Director of Critical Sustainability
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ATTEND PUBLIC HEARINGS

THURSDAY MAY 25 - 7:00pm
VERY IMPORTANT! Special Corridors Meeting of Santa Cruz City Planning Commission on Rezoning
City Council Chamber
809 Center Street, Santa Cruz
PLANNING COMMISSION WEBSITE

 


EMAIL CITY OFFICIALS

Maggie Schwarb: mschwarb@cityofsantacruz.com – Maggie ensures letters are sent to Planning Commissioners
Also, CC your email to Acting Director of Planning Alex Khoury: akhoury@cityofsantacruz.com

City Council
citycouncil@cityofsantacruz.com and CC City Clerk blehr@cityofsantacruz.com

 


REVIEW CITY ADVANCED PLANNING MATERIAL

Upcoming Meetings section and Project Resource section – includes some Consultant Presentations: http://www.santacruzcorridors.com

 


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