With an established Community Board and expert Advisory Council, the MOD team has formally begun a search to find a facility. A checklist of evaluation criteria has been created, and the team has begun to work with real estate professionals, contractors, and community leaders to find the ideal location.
The optimal location will have good access for County residents from San Lorenzo Valley to Watsonville as well as the 3 million tourists who visit Santa Cruz annually. The Museum should be visible to the community with adequate, affordable parking; near public transportation, and near other youth and business attractions. Traffic issues, disability access and neighborhood safety are also important.
Financially, the perfect facility should have a low entry cost in terms of remodeling, building and tenant improvement needs, as well as, low carrying costs in terms of rent, fees and utilities.
We are looking for a facility between 5,000 and 10,000 square feet, with high ceilings and open, flexible, naturally lit space.
If you know of a potential location, please contact us by using our web form. You can also access our “MOD Facility Checklist”