Aptos Village Plan unanimously approved

Full story: Santa Cruz Sentinel

County leaders unanimously approved designs Tuesday to revamp Aptos and give it a vital core, a decision that wrapped up nine years of planning and a process that some thought would never end.
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2wagonhos

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I can't wait! Having lived in Santa Cruz County all of my life, I have always loved Aptos for its charm. It's only going to get better now, even if Barry Swenson is involved. Is it just me, or does he own pretty much all of Santa Cruz County?
Joyce

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Good for Aptos this is what Scotts Valley needs to do to bring tax revenue into the city.
Opinionated

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Any word on the percentage of housing units dedicated to low-income residents?

The supervisors should look to prosperous small towns such as Mill Valley as a model and not urba infill projects like Santana Row.
missannee

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More housing?? There are so many empty Condos', homes already for sale..what is the purpose of blotting the landscape with more homes no one can afford...leave the environment 'less touched' which is why people want to live in this area...seems developers keep trying to change the very essence of what has attracted people to an area in the first place to look just like the place they left...big city neighborhoods ....Go back to where U came from...lol..and leave this area underdeveloped...
No to low income housing

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Please keep the low income housing OUT. We don't need the problems that Santa Cruz are having with their low income housing and gangs.

The nicer, more expensive the units, the better for us all.

Jay in Aptos.
nomo

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can wal-mart be far behind?
Aptos91

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'bout time
Local Observer

Santa Cruz, CA

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Feb 24, 2010
 
Gee 9 years I'm so glad it took such a short time. Funny how other cities decided to do something they just do it.
Gnarfer

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Feb 24, 2010
 
How do you fly past Cafe Sparrow I always have to stop there.
Aptos Resident

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Feb 24, 2010
 
Jay,
There's already alot more low income housing slated for Aptos. Most of it is in Seacliff, but with the number of units and sites the "benfits" should spill over to the rest of the town. The Planning dept. has allocated most of the parcel currently occupied by the Coastlands church,(the Poor Claires property)for 80 high density "affordable housing" units.
There is another high density affordable housing designated for a parcel across Soquel Drive from the Aptos Safeway.
TBE

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I'm really excited about the traffic jams in the village, especially when there's an accident
on Highway 1. That should be loads of laughs. Maybe Pirie should spend some
time figuring out ways to pave the streets, fix the pot holes, stripe the lanes--stuff like that--instead of build, build, build. And please, no more about how we'll all benefit from the additional tax revenues from development!
bikeunit

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TBE wrote:
I'm really excited about the traffic jams in the village, especially when there's an accident
on Highway 1. That should be loads of laughs. Maybe Pirie should spend some
time figuring out ways to pave the streets, fix the pot holes, stripe the lanes--stuff like that--instead of build, build, build. And please, no more about how we'll all benefit from the additional tax revenues from development!
I completely agree!
Silva

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Feb 24, 2010
 
While I am sure it boost Ellen's ego to have the power to approve a development, this plan is no guarantee that the numbers will pencil out and the developer can make a deal with possible tenants.

Good luck as you will need it in this County.
Old

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Aptos Village is old and dingey looking. It's long past time to modernize. And just say no to low income housing. Let the market decide.
JFS

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Feb 24, 2010
 
I don't think it's right that town drunks won't have a place to sleep, litter, crap, and hang out near the liquor store!

What's Aptos coming too!

Oh, and where will the minors be able to shoulder tap their booz. And what about falling off the cliff drunk.

This plan is pure racism and classism! It's simply wrong!

ATS

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Feb 26, 2010
 
P.S. Where is the park for my child? And I mean, where is the playground? You know, with a slide and jungle gym? And no, the beach does not count as a playground.
I am tired of driving to Blue Ball and adding to the congestion on the highway just so I can take my potentially overweight child to the park to play so they can get some exercise. If you don't put a playground in, then who are you building this fake Aptos Village for????
freedom

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Feb 27, 2010
 
Plan looks great. I hope the state will fund new classrooms (and teachers) for Valincia and Aptos jh with all the permit fees and taxes they are going to collect.

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