New Library Timeline
Measure S passes! Santa Cruz Public Libraries sought approval of Measure S, a $67 million revenue measure to fund repairs and upgrades at all 10 neighborhood branches. The Felton Branch was allocated $10 million for the new library located on Gushee Street.
The County will host a community meeting presenting the conceptual site plan for the 2 acre site. Staff will answer questions and listen to feedback from community members.
Submittal of development permit application to Planning Department. Staff will prepare reports based on information submitted. A CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) Initial Study is prepared about 3-4 months following submission of a complete application, and is completed once certified by the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission holds a public hearing at the end of the development permit process which takes approximately 6-7 months from submission date.
This is the projected date for County approval of development permit including a Riparian Exception and Habitat Restoration Plan.