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LandScapes: Activism That Shaped Santa Cruz County, 1955-2005

History Journal Number 9 supplemental images

Land Use Issues: Problems and Solutions in the San Lorenzo Valley and the Impact of Local Activists, by Nancy Macy.

Image 1: San Lorenzo Valley General Plan
On September 28, 1967, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors
adopted a General Plan for the San Lorenzo Valley. (Courtesy of Santa
Cruz County Planning Department)

Grassroots Activism: A Crucial Factor in the Preservation of the North Coast, by Celia and Peter Scott.

Image 2: City of Santa Cruz ‘General Plan/1990’
On April 28, 1964, the Santa Cruz City Council adopted a new General
Plan for the City. This map illustrates the General Plan forecast of how
Santa Cruz would expand up the coast toward Davenport. (City of Santa
Cruz, Resolution No. NS-7489, 1964)

Save the Glenwood! The Fight to Preserve the Last Major Open Space in Scotts Valley, by Deborah Muth.

Image 3: Glenwood Estates
Glenwood Estates was a 276 unit mixed-use development, including an
18-hole Golf Course, once proposed for the Glenwood by the BRUSA
Corporation. (Courtesy of City of Scotts Valley)

Image 4: Glenwood Preserve Access
A map describing public access to the Glenwood Preserve, as approved
by the City of Scotts Valley on Feb. 8, 2018. (Courtesy of City of Scotts
Valley)

A University of California Campus at Santa Cruz, by Frank Zwart.

Image 5: South Central Coast Site Selection Study
Consultants Lawrence Livingston, Jr., and John Carl Warnecke
investigated 74 possible sites for a new South Central Coast Campus,
evaluated 15, and investigated four in great detail. (South Central
Campus Site Selection Study, February and October 1959. Courtesy of
UCSC Physical Planning and Construction)

Image 6: Campus model from 1960 UCSC Proposal to Regents
Site model photograph from A University of California Campus at Santa
Cruz: A Prospectus Prepared for the Regents of the University of
California by the City, County and community of Santa Cruz.
As approved by the Board of Regents in September 1960, the
City and County of Santa Cruz prepared a “development plan for
a new campus of the University on the Cowell Ranch property, and a
land use plan for the areas surrounding the campus.” The plan envisioned
a very traditional campus layout centered mainly in the lower
meadows of the site. (Courtesy of UCSC Physical Planning and Construction)

Image 7: December 1960 SC City-County Proposal - Community Plan
Land use map from the County of Santa Cruz General Plan for 1985
included in A University of California Campus at Santa Cruz: A
prospectus prepared for the Regents of the University by the City, County
and community of Santa Cruz. Land proposed for the new campus is
shown in blue, high density residential in yellow, and a commercial cluster
near the campus entrance in red. (Courtesy of UCSC Physical Planning
and Construction)

Image 8: 1963 Environs Plan Community Center
The General Plan for the University Environs, October 1963. The plan
proposed a “major community shopping center…in the vicinity of Cave
Gulch near the west gate to the campus” with “professional administrative
activities, such as medical and other offices adjacent to the commercial
center” (shown at right). (Courtesy of University Library, University of
California Santa Cruz)

Image 9: 2017 Campus Map and 1963 LRDP
Existing UCSC buildings are shown (in black) over the 1963 Long Range
Development Plan land use plan, showing that actual development has
been significantly less and much more compact than originally proposed.
(Courtesy of the author)

Between the Gulches: The Twin Fates of Live Oak Cityhood and the Broadway-Brommer Road, by Linda Wilshusen.

Image 10: 1948 Street Map, ‘Santa Cruz and Vicinity’
The new Highway 1 freeway is not yet completed, and Soquel Avenue is
still State Route 1. Arana Gulch and Woods Lagoon (now the Harbor)
form the boundary between Santa Cruz and Live Oak.
©1948 CSAA (AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah). Used by permission.

Image 11: City of Santa Cruz “General Plan/1990”
In 1964, the City of Santa Cruz planned eastward expansion into the Live
Oak area. (City of Santa Cruz, Resolution No. NS-7489, 1964)

Pajaro Valley Agricultural Lands: How Were They Preserved?, by Robley Levy.

Image 12: Measure U map
The Pajaro Valley’s commitment to protect agricultural land; Measure U,
its Urban Limit Line and development timing constraints. (Courtesy of
Sam Earnshaw)

Image 13: Land Trust Pajaro Valley
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County protected lands in the Pajaro Valley
(Courtesy of Land Trust of Santa Cruz County)

Grass Roots in the Wetlands: The Saving of the Watsonville Sloughs Watershed,
by Donna Bradford and Christine Johnson-Lyons.
Image 14: Watsonville sloughs