Protecting, Preserving & Enhancing
The Character of Pleasure Point
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We are an informal group of residents, property and business owners who want to protect, preserve and enhance the character of Pleasure Point.
Save Pleasure Point came together in late 2015 when 200+ neighbors felt The Lumberyard, a commercial project at 38th and Portola, would negatively affect the neighborhood due to increased traffic, parking, and other issues. Unfortunately, our efforts came too late in the planning process, despite our appeal to the Coastal Commission. We endorse economic growth in Pleasure Point’s commercial zoned areas. However, these interests should not add stress to Pleasure Point’s infrastructure and residential areas.
We believe that new construction should be appropriate for Pleasure Point – in terms of height, design, and on-site parking.
Portola is not an Urban Center!
The 2022 Sustainability Plan includes the Co’s proposal to re-zone most of Portola to urban residential high density zoning
Hi everyone! PLEZ send emails NOW! The 2022 Sustainability Plan includes the Co's proposal to re-zone most of Portola to urban residential high density zoning (9 undeveloped parcels immediately impacted). Planning Commissioners next meet re: this Plan on July 13. SPPt...
SPPt’s Comments to the 2022 Sustainability Policy and Regulatory Update
Pleasure Point residents and business owners agree with and respect growth and change; we endorse expanding housing availability and affordability. The County’s Sustainable Plan package represents substantial work efforts; we appreciate these efforts including the...
Save Pleasure Point thanks YOU for your time answering our 8 Survey questions
Dear Neighbors - Save Pleasure Point (SPPt) thanks YOU for your time answering our 8 Survey questions. KUDOS to SPPt Steering Committee member JO ANN ALLEN for her expertise setting up and managing this survey process: she’s done fantastic work! County’s 2022...
2 sets crosswalk flashing beacons this next week!!
Per day 26th - 36th's Portola crosswalks each get 20+ crossings. As such, Save Pleasure Point (SSPt) has consistently advocated for more safety upgrades. After some pushing, Public Works agreed with us to install 4 sets of flashing beacons at 26th, 30th, 32nd and...
The County of Santa Cruz has just released their Sustainability Update
The Sustainability Policy and Regulatory Update is a comprehensive update to the County’s General Plan/Local Coastal Program and modernization of the County Code. The goal of this update is to implement new policies and code regulations that support more sustainable...