Last updated: November 2022

Construction continues on a 205-unit housing project with shops at Pacific Avenue and Laurel Street in Santa Cruz on Oct. 19, 2022. (Stephen Baxter — Santa Cruz Local)

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Santa Cruz


  • Aptos Village Phase 2
    • Twenty-nine homes and at least seven shops are expected to be built next to 141 Aptos Village Way in Aptos.


  • 2838 Park Ave., Soquel, Project Homekey housing
    • Thirty-five permanent supportive housing units and one manager’s unit are proposed to be built with a potential $13.5 million from the state. The aim is to prevent homelessness among veterans and families house young adults who aged out of the foster-care system.

Live Oak

  • Kaiser Permanente medical complex, 5940 Soquel Ave. 
    • 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.
  • 1500 Capitola Road
    • The 1500 Capitola Road project near 17th Avenue calls for 57 units of affordable housing. The project will include two clinics: a Dientes Community Dental Care and a Santa Cruz Community Health Center.


  • Capitola Mall
    • The Capitola Mall project calls for 637 housing units, commercial space and a theater where the Capitola Mall now stands.


  • 1482 Freedom Blvd.
    • 53 affordable housing units have been approved for construction at Freedom Boulevard and Atkinson Lane.
  • The Residence at 558 Main
    • 50 apartments will be built at 558 Main St., south of East Fifth Street in Watsonville.

Scotts Valley

  • Bay Village subdivision
    • Eight houses and two duplexes will be built on a vacant lot between MacDorsa Park and the Scotts Valley Fire Department on Erba Lane.

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