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 ( 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Aptos Village secures water service

The Santa Cruz Sentinel is reporting that Barry Swenson Builders has reached a deal with the Soquel Creek Water District to provide water service for the new Aptos Village. This is another critical milestone for the project, which is one of the largest developments in the district’s history. According to Barry Swenson Builders, residences in […]