Local Talk

How should Santa Cruz develop downtown around the San Lorenzo River?

lt phoenixI would envision an artisan farmers market plaza with fresh foods and street art, and I think it would help with the really gnarly energy that’s down there.
Phoenix Rose
Santa Cruz | Artist/Show Promoter





lt daveyMore bridges going over the river, more art, connect it to the Tannery Arts Center, and see businesses expand.
Davey Gonzales
Santa Cruz | Courtesy Clerk






lt rachaelTurn it into a European-style piazza where all roads lead to this area—maintained as a State Park and a community gathering place bridging both sides of the city.
Rachael Silver
Santa Cruz | Logistics Goddess





lt denaAs the river flows, it would be lovely to see the arts flowing down with the river, with song and poetry and music and gondola-like vessels where we can break bread together.
Dena Westerman
Scotts Valley | Retired






lt shannonI think it would be good to get more families downtown, so more toy stores and cafes where people can sit and hang out.
Shannon McCord
Santa Cruz | Teacher

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Matthew is a California native and has lived in Santa Cruz for 34 years. A sculptor, photographer, avid biker and professional disc golfer, he has played tournaments in more than ten states and is the winner of the 2002 New Zealand Championships. 

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