Does an 81 foot housing development fit the San Lorenzo River

or our vision for the future of Santa Cruz?

BEFORE:
mass, scale and height complement the riverfront
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 AFTER:
mass, height and scale overwhelm the riverfront 
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- Already Approved by City Council
 
-Our grassroots organization has Appealed to the CA Coastal Commission 
 
-Appeal Set for 3/12/2021
You can still support our Appeal to the California Coastal Commission, by asking them not to approve this Front/Riverfront Project adjacent to the San Lorenzo River.
Letters received at this date won't make it into the Commissioners' packet, but will still be received and be part of the public record.  They will be informed about these additional letters. 
The City of Santa Cruz overreached its authority in approving this project. It conflicts with the San Lorenzo Urban River Plan and with the Downtown Plan, both of which are adopted into our Local Coastal Program (LCP). 
 
The mass (seven stories) and height (80+ feet) overwhelm the scale of downtown Santa Cruz as well as San Lorenzo River resources. 
 
This project is not consistent with the State Coastal Act and our Local Coastal Program (LCP). The project provides less affordable housing than what is required by our local ordinance. The project sets a dangerous precedent for coastal resources protection.