The Town Center


 The City adopted the Town Center Specific Plan in 2008 to guide the development of a mixed-use downtown to become the heart of the city. The planning area encompasses approximately 58 acres bounded by Mt. Hermon Road, Skypark Drive, Blue Bonnet Lane and includes the existing commerical areas to the east of Kings Village Road. The Town Center Core includes the mostly vacant land of the former Skypark Airport. Since 2008, the City's needs and market conditions have evolved, necessitating an update to the Specific Plan vision and perferred land use. 

Starting in October work will begin on updating the Town Center Specific Plan document. 

Scotts Valley Town Center Mission Statement 


The Town Center is the heart of Northern Santa Cruz County, a thriving mixed-use district where locals and visitors are drawn to unique shopping, dining, and recreational experiences.  With strong connections to adjacent civic, residential and commercial centers, the Town Center is a pedestrian and bike-friendly destination where the community gathers together to relax, play, work and interact. 


Located off of Mount Hermon Road, the Town Center is at a crossroads for community members traveling on Highway 9 and Highway 17, as well as those utilizing the resources available at the Scotts Valley Transit Center. The Town Center serves the communities of Scotts Valley, the San Lorenzo Valley, Santa Cruz, Capitola, South Santa Cruz County, as well as Silicon Valley locals who want a break from the City and drive over Highway 17 for a getaway. 

Hand selected for their quality products, Town Center artisans and merchants are community-minded purveyors who are committed to excellence. The Town Center will be home to a bakery, sidewalk cafe, craft cocktails and brewery, event and collaboration space, and more.



Mayor's Message 

Click Here to read the Santa Cruz Sentinel article by Mayor Jack Dilles on how Scotts Valley is working to make the town center a reality.

Specific Plan

Over the next 8 months we'll be updating the vision for the town center core. Please stay tuned for public events and opportunities to learn more and provide input!

October 30, 2023 - November 3, 2023 


During this week expect fencing to go up. Pedestrians will still have access but there will be no vehicle access.  Gates will start to be locked to prevent vehicle access by the middle of November 2023. 

October 4, 2023

Town Center Master Architecture Services

At the October 4, 2023, City Council Meeting the City Council approved the staff recommendation to select Urban Field Studio for the Town Cener Master Architecture Services for the Town Center Specific Plan Update.

October 1 - 15, 2023

Re-soil - Completed 

Expect to see equipment and work going on at the site. Contaminated soil will be removed and replaced with clean soil. Large trucks will be coming and going, please stay out of the area to allow the workers to safely do their jobs. 

Stay Informed

Please visit this webpage periodically for progress updates related to The Town Center. We will be looking for community input in the Spring of 2024, please stay tuned for more information!