Last updated: Nov. 18, 2022

Project name: 5940 Soquel

  • Project summary: Leaders from Kaiser Permanente have proposed a 160,000-square-foot building at 5940 Soquel Ave. in Live Oak. it would include 24-hour urgent care, physical therapy, chemotherapy, optometry and a pharmacy.
  • Location: 5940 Soquel Ave, across from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office. The site is now a vehicle towing yard flanked by supply stores for construction and landscaping.
  • Status: The permit application and Environmental Impact Report is expected to go before the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors in December 2022.
  • Developer: San Diego-based developer Pacific Medical Buildings LLC.

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

A rendering of the proposed parking garage for 5940 Soquel Ave. in Live Oak. (Pacific Medical Buildings LLC)

Project description

  • Details: This project calls for a 160,000-square-foot building including 24-hour urgent care, physical therapy, chemotherapy, optometry and a pharmacy, Kaiser leaders have said.
  • Transportation Concerns: The plan includes a 730-space parking garage with at least 40 electric vehicle charging stations, said representatives from San Diego-based developer Pacific Medical Buildings LLC. Some critics have said the proposed building doesn’t have enough public transit near it. Santa Cruz County Public Works leaders plan to release a set of transportation improvement projects to offset traffic to the proposed building, Santa Cruz County Supervisor Manu Koenig said in October 2021.

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