What do you want to see at the dying Capitola Mall?
About 200 people showed up for a meeting with planners about what could and should happen to the Capitola Mall, which is largely deserted, but still has some great places for kids, including the Museum of Discovery and Giggles and Wiggles.
Here’s what the Sentinel wrote:
“Capitola and Santa Cruz County residents were not hesitant to give their input about the future of the mall in a community meeting Tuesday night in the Sears building.
“Mall owner Merlone Geier Partners, who purchased the mall from Macerich in 2016 and owns 67% of the property, shared its plans for the “Capitola Town Square” at the meeting. The square is expected to be a mixed-use outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment center with a residential component. Nearly 200 people attended the forum, which followed a presentation to the Capitola city council May 9 and a community survey conducted last year.”
What would be your ideas for the mall’s best possible use? Could it be another Santana Row and bring some class and housing to the area?