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Scotts Valley Planning Commission to consider mixed-use development at Oak Creek Park – Santa Cruz Sentinel

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Scotts Valley — After more than a decade of stops and launches, stagnant multipurpose development in Scotts Valley could finally get a green light from city officials.

Led by local land-use consultant Charles Edie, the project, located at the intersection of Mount Harmon and Glen Canyon Road, has approximately 25,000 square feet of 52 residential units in two plots of approximately 3.5 acres. Includes commercial space. There are eight three-bedroom townhouses in one parcel. The second section has two mixed-use buildings, a commercial space on the first floor and an apartment on the second floor. Lot 2’s 44 units are a mix of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartments, eight of which are considered affordable.

“There are 52 long-awaited units that fill what’s called the Missing Middle,” says Eadie. “Most of the town homes built are for sale. These are all rentals. We’re trying to fill the gap in Scotts Valley’s housing stock.”

The development of real estate owned by Los Gatos-based real estate management company Granum Partners has been at a loss for almost 15 years. In 2008, Granum Partners planned a similar project for a space that was stalled by a lawsuit and completely shut down by the recession.

In 2017, Granum Partners, with the support of Eadie, submitted a revised project proposal to the Scotts Valley Planning Committee. This proposal was finally rejected by Taylor Bateman, then director of community development. The projects proposed at the time included about 25% commercial and 75% residential, and Bateman had 50-50 commercial and residential spaces in line with Scotts Valley’s general plans. Decided not to meet the ratio requirements.

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