A four-story Kaiser Permanente medical complex was proposed for 5940 Soquel Ave. in Live Oak. (Pacific Medical Buildings LLC)

Last updated: September 2023

Project name: Kaiser Permanente medical complex

Location: 5940 Soquel Ave., Live Oak 

The site is a vehicle towing yard flanked by supply stores for construction and landscaping.


In May 2023 Kaiser Permanente leaders announced that they would not purchase 5940 Soquel Ave. “We have re-evaluated the proposed project at 5940 Soquel Avenue and determined that we no longer intend to occupy this property,” Kaiser Permanente representative Karl Sonkin wrote in a statement.


San Diego-based developer Pacific Medical Buildings LLC.

Project description

A 160,000-square-foot medical complex was planned at the site. Kaiser representatives said the facility would have included 24-hour urgent care, physical therapy, chemotherapy, optometry and a pharmacy.

A rendering of the now-canceled project previously proposed at 5940 Soquel Ave. in Live Oak. (Pacific Medical Buildings LLC)

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