Aptos Apple Barn Reaches Final Location

The last piece of the Apple Barn ready to be lowered onto its new foundation. The future New Leaf Community Market is now in place for the next phase of Aptos Village development. The Kelly Brothers House Movers finished its part of the project as they […] Click here to view original article www.tpgonlinedaily.com

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: Aptos Village

In the ninth and final segment of our Zach Friend Interview Series, the Supervisor talks about the Aptos Village Project. Zach stresses that the county’s role in the project at this point is very specific, focusing primarily on traffic improvements such as new signal lights, sidewalk, widening Soquel Drive, installing a dedicated left turn lane, […]

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 […]

Aptos Wine Wander Set for May 14

Aptos Village businesses have announced they will host the first-ever Aptos Wine Wander, a fundraiser for Aptos-area elementary schools held in partnership with the Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Association, on Saturday, May 14 2016. The inaugural event, which will be 1-4 p.m., will feature wines from 10 fine Santa Cruz Mountain Wineries. Participating wineries include: […]

Work has Begun on Second Aptos Trestle Mural

Work has begun on the second Aptos trestle mural!  Local mural artist Art Thomae was down with his paint brushes and ladder yesterday, the first day of work on a job that is likely to need months to complete.  Mr. Thomae is the same artist who created the mural on northern trestle on the other side of Aptos […]

We Are Aptos Lawsuit Examined

Download the We Are Aptos Lawsuit Complaint As has been widely reported elsewhere, the neighborhood group known as We Are Aptos has filed suit against the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors and the various developers of the new Aptos Village. The group’s web site provides some information on the lawsuit, in particular a letter sent […]

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 […]