A rendering of the proposed apartment complex on Center St. near Depot Park.

A six-story apartment and retail complex is proposed for 130 Center St. in Santa Cruz across from Depot Park. (Swenson Builders)

Last updated: September 2023

Project name: Calypso

Location: 130 Center St. across from Depot Park in Santa Cruz.

The lot near Depot Park now has had an auto body shop and a Hertz rental car shop.

A map of the proposed housing project at 130 Center St. in Downtown Santa Cruz.


A construction start date is pending approval of a building permit application submitted in May 2022. The Santa Cruz City Council approved it in January 2022 and the Santa Cruz Planning Commission approved the project in October 2021.


Swenson Builder.

Project description

  • Total units: 233 studios from 295 to 400 square feet. 
  • Affordable units: Twenty-three units for very-low income households, based on area median income. Eight units for moderate income households.
  • Height: This project would be six stories.
  • Other details: The project is expected to have two ground-floor shops that could sell food. It also is planned to have 209 parking spaces in an underground and ground-floor garage.

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Submit comments and questions on the City of Santa Cruz project application page for 130 Center St.

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