College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

City and Regional Planning Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in City and Regional Planning



Primary Advisor

Keith Woodcock, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, City and Regional Planning Department


The purpose of this report is to provide code research, code analysis, and conceptual design work for the Swanton Pacific Railroad. This work will provide a basis that decisions makers can use to review potential actions for the future of the Swanton Pacific Railroad. Based on the research, several issues have been identified that will need to be addressed if rebuilding is to succeed.

  • The parcel that the railroad is located on is Split Zoned, which will need to be resolved.
  • A decision needs to be made if this project is: Only rebuilding what was existing beforehand, rebuilding in part and building new in part, or building brand new entirely.

After explaining the relevant background information and ordinances of the Santa Cruz County Code, this report will recommend two separate alternatives for the future. In addition, a list of resources and contacts will be provided that the Swanton Pacific Railroad Society can use to receive material, design, and financial aid.