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 In case you’ve missed the discussion there, the thread begins with: The purpose of this gathering is to update residents about the […]

Ellen Pirie Talks Aptos Village, Rail Corridor

Former Santa Cruz County 2nd District Supervisor Ellen Pirie generously agreed to a conversation with Seb Frey (editor of Aptos Community News), to share her recollections and insights into the development of the new Aptos Village plan, as well as the Santa Cruz Rail Corridor. The conversation was recorded via Skype, and is available here […]

Aptos Village Design Changes Unanimously Approved

The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved the changes to the Aptos Village design requested by the developer, Barry Swenson Builder. The project initially won approval in 2012 after a decade in the planning process, but that approval granted the builder some flexibility in the final design. The approval today from the […]

Supervisors will Discuss Aptos Village Design Changes

The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors will discuss Aptos Village design changes at their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 5th at 9 AM.   They will also discuss the recent appeal to the Level 4 planning approval. The Aptos Village Plan was unanimously approved by the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors in 2012, but when approval […]

Aptos Village Meeting on April 22

The Aptos Village Meeting on April 22 was held at the Rio Sands Hotel by the Rio del Mar Beach.  It was standing room only, with the room full to its limit, an estimated 150 people. The meeting was headed by 2nd District Supervisor Zach Friend and Mary Gourlay with Barry Swenson Builder. Extensive information was […]

Aptos Village Update for Merchants

There was a meeting today at the Cantine Wine Pub, with the purpose of giving an Aptos Village update for merchants in the Aptos Village area. The meeting was well attended; about fifty people showed up to learn how the project may affect their businesses. The meeting was organized by Del Crawford of Mulberry Gallery, […]

Aptos Village Redevelopment Continues to Move Forward

The Santa Cruz Sentinel is reporting that the Aptos Village Redevelopment continues to move forward. The first concrete sign of progress came last week, when the famous Aptos Post Office Bike Jumps were flattened, marking an end to the area’s premiere mountain bike jumping grounds, a bittersweet day in the history of Aptos. Here are […]

Aptos Post Office Jumps Rode into History

Today, the Aptos Post Office Jumps rode into history, as bulldozers from Barry Swenson Builders arrived to flatten the 15 year old earthen bicycle jumps. The move had been anticipated for quite some time, as it had been announced this past November that the Aptos post office jumps would be closing this February. Several members […]