sRocks Ranch at Hwy. 101

           (Aromas, CA)

Rocks Ranch on Highway 101.
One of 4 sites that may be rezoned
to allow commercial development.

Commercial Development

In Rural San Benito County (California)

Hwy 101 Development

San Benito County Supervisors voted unanimously on September 24, 2019 to rezone 4 agricultural and rural sites ("nodes") along 7 miles of scenic Hwy 101 to allow the following development at each node:

  • 125 room hotel

  • 100,000 sq ft retail 

  • 30 residential units 


Click here to learn more about the Hwy 101 "nodes".

Other Commercial Development

Preserve Our Rural Communities (PORC) volunteers have learned that San Benito County plans to rezone 12 other agricultural and rural sites (nodes) to allow commercial development.  Click here to view a map of other commercial nodes proposed for Hwy 156 and Hwy 25.

Aromas Town Hall

In January 2019, PORC volunteers organized a Town Hall meeting at the Aromas Grange to educate the public about the proposed Hwy 101 commercial development projects. 120 local residents attended.

BBQ in San Juan Bautista

In May 2019, PORC volunteers organized a BBQ and information meeting at the VFW Hall to educate the public about the proposed Hwy 101 commercial development projects. Over 100 local residents attended this event.


PORC volunteers are working to oppose the Hwy 101 developments. We are also researching how to best respond to the County's plans to develop other rural and agricultural lands in the County. Click here to see how you can get involved. 


On September 26, 2019, PORC volunteers launched a Referendum Petition drive to repeal the San Benito County Supervisors' decision to rezone the 4 Hwy 101 nodes.  Only registered voters in San Benito County may sign the Petition.

© 2019 by Preserve Our Rural Communities (a 501c4 nonprofit)

Call us: