Santa Cruz Street Café pilot program

The Santa Cruz Street Café Program is a pilot program that allows merchants to utilize parking in front of their business for seating or other amenities in partnership with the City. The City Council voted to expand this pilot from the one current location in front of Left Bank to up to seven locations.

Design
The City contracted Ian Moore Designs, Inc. to develop a prototype base design that could be easily adapted to the parallel and angled parking configurations present downtown. The base design features a raised cement platform flush with the sidewalk and landscaped cement planters as a buffer. 
Base Parallel
Base Angled
Cost sharing
If a business is approved to participate in the Street Café Program, the City will share the cost of the base designs. The cost-sharing structure varies depending on the parking configuration and schedule for repayment.

Option 1: one-time payment
Business pays the full cost of their share. The City will contribute 70% of the cost for the angled configuration and 75% of the parallel configuration, with a maximum City contribution of $30,000 per installation.

Parking configuration
sq.ft.
Estimated base cost
Cost sharing structure
Business share
Cost per sq.ft.
 Parallel  310  $30,000  75%/25%  $7,500  $24
 Angled  505  $40,000  70%/30%  $12,000  $24

Option 2: installment payments

Businesses pay installments over a two year period. The City will contributes 65% of the cost for the angled configuration and 70% of the parallel configuration, with a maximum City contribution of $30,000 per installation.

Parking configuration
 sq.ft. Estimated base cost
Cost sharing structure
Business share
 Cost per sq.ft.
 Parallel  310  $30,000  70%/30%  $9,000  $29
 Angled  505  $40,000  65%/35%  $14,000  $28

The City will not contribute to the purchase of furniture or amenities the business uses to program the space.  Businesses are welcome to personalize their installation or construct more than the base design, but do so at their own expense. Any additions to the design are subject to City approval.