Arguments over Big Wave, the controversial Coastside plan to combine an office park with wellness centers for developmentally disabled adults, will be heard by the California Coastal Commission on Aug. 8. The meeting is set to begin at 9 a.m. in the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors chambers, 701 Ocean St. in Santa Cruz.
Big Wave has been a polarizing concept on the Midcoast for years. Developer Jeff Peck and partners hopes to build the complex on Airport Street in Princeton. The scope of the project, which includes 225,000-square-feet of mixed-use office space and 640 parking spaces, has alarmed many Coastsiders, some of whom appealed the project to the Coastal Commission.
The developers counter that the office park is essential to the financial feasibility of a project designed to benefit dozens of developmentally disabled people.