Time Lapse Video shows Hihn Apple Barn Moving

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’re probably aware that the construction work for the new Aptos Village began several months back. For months, passers by have seen the Hihn Apple Barn up on jacks, as it was being prepared to move to its new site. Last month, on September 22, the move began. […]

Zach Friend Interview: Housing Affordability

In the eighth segment of our Zach Friend Interview Series, the Supervisor talks about housing affordability and what needs to happen to improve it in Santa Cruz county. According to Friend, too many people live in substandard and overcrowded housing conditions, and it is simply unacceptable for this to be happening in a place and […]

Rancho del Mar Community Meeting Set for April 28th

Supervisor Zach Friend has announced there will be a community meeting with Terramar Retail Centers, the new owners of the Rancho del Mar Shopping Center. The future of Rancho del Mar has been up in the air for a while now, and with increasing vacancies of late (especially the recent loss of the movie theater), […]

TrailNow Presentation Video

Many in the community are aware of plans by the Santa Cruz Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) to establish some form of passenger rail service alongside a trail which will form the backbone of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network. A lot of folks in the community feel that passenger rail service is neither feasible […]

Work Begins on Aptos Village

Work begins on Aptos Village today! Barry Swenson Builder has moved a trailer on to the Aptos Village job site, and today they announced via their web site (theaptosvillage.com) that crews are now preparing the area where the Hihn Apple Barn will be moved to later this year. Much of the work is weather-dependent and […]

Aptos Village Groundbreaking in February 2016

Mary Gourlay with Barry Swenson Builder today announced at the Aptos Chamber of Commerce meeting that the Aptos Village project groundbreaking will be held next month, in February 2016.  She remarked that the company has already started selective work on the site, and the winter grading permit is in hand.  According to Gourlay, there will be […]

Hihn Apple Barn Is Moving in Early 2016

Barry Swenson Builder, the firm developing the new Aptos Village, today announced that the Hihn Apple Barn is moving in early 2016. The firm is reporting that it’s in the final planning stages of moving the historic barn to a new and central location on the property, about 300 feet west of its current location. The […]

New Aptos Village Groundbreaking Moves Ahead

The Santa Cruz county Board of Supervisors held a meeting late yesterday afternoon to vote on approval of the final Aptos Village map.  Yesterday’s meeting was reportedly well attended by vocal and spirited opponents of the plan, but nevertheless, the board of supervisors did unanimously vote approval of the final map, as had been widely […]

Final Aptos Village Vote Tomorrow

The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors will hold their final Aptos Village vote tomorrow, Tuesday December 8th at 4 PM. The meeting will be held in the chambers of the Board of Supervisors, 5th floor at 701 Ocean Street in downtown Santa Cruz. You can view the whole agenda of the Tuesday meeting online […]

Community Meeting at the Aptos Library on June 3rd

Signs have popped up all over Aptos about a community meeting to be held at the Aptos Library on Wednesday, June 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Details have been posted on NextDoor.com. In case you’ve missed the discussion there, the thread begins with: The purpose of this gathering is to update residents about the […]