Downtown Commons Advocates is a broad group of Santa Cruz business owners and community members who advocate for a downtown public commons— including an improved permanent home for the Farmers Market— at the existing Cedar Street location.
We see a Downtown Commons that offers a much needed public space for the community in downtown Santa Cruz. It would offer a public gathering place, a location for cultural performances and art, and a permanent facility for the Downtown Farmers’ Market, the Antique Faire, and similar events. A Downtown Commons will enhance the enjoyment and well-being of residents, and attract visitors to a revitalized downtown business community.
Our ad below appears on page 4 of the Sunday, October 11 Santa Cruz Sentinel.
October 27, 2020 - City Council may receive a staff report on the parking garage mixed-use project financials.
September 22, 2020 - City Council voted unanimously to postpone the decision on the Mixed-Use Project Owner's Representative contract!
August 18, 2020 - KSQD Talk of the Bay Interview with John Hall and Jean Brocklebank. Clear HERE to listen to the interview.
June 23, 6:30 pm - City Council voted to proceed with the Mixed Use Project.
June 2, 4:30 pm - Group 4 Architects present their final Report on the Mixed Use Cost Assessment. Click HERE for details.
May 11 - Group 4 presentation video and slides are now available on the City Council Subcommittee page.
May 7, 4:30 pm - Community Presentation from Group 4 on progress with the Downtown Library Mixed Use Project Cost Assessment. Click HERE for details.
Thursday, May 7, 7pm - Envisioning a Sustainable Urban Landscape for Santa Cruz County. Click HERE for info & registration.
Thursday, May 14, 7pm - Envisioning a Sustainable Urban Landscape for Santa Cruz County. Click HERE for info & registration.
We Rallied for the Library
On June 18, 2020 over 60 supporters rallied in support of remodeling, renovating and rebuilding the Santa Cruz Downtown Branch Library in it's present location in the downtown Civic Center.
Click HERE for more pictures.