McCabe & Company
assisted the Santa Cruz County Redevelopment Agency and Public Works Department obtain a coastal development permit for bluff stabilization designed to protect and enhance public access and recreation improvements along a half mile stretch of East Cliff Drive at the popular surfing and public recreational area known as Pleasure Point. The project allowed for construction of a sculpted seawall with “goat trails” for access to the beach, removal of rip-rap from the beach, and construction of new pedestrian and bike paths, benches, picnic tables, railings, and native landscaping at the top of the bluff. We worked closely with the County and Coastal Commission staff to ensure that the staff recommendation reflected the consensus reached by the many stakeholders including surfers, community members, visitors, and residents. The CDP was approved unanimously in December 2007.