The Commons, home to our Farmers Market, is a space that is loved and protected. Designed and used by the community, it reflects the heart of our downtown.
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.