A photo showing the apartment complex at 314 Jessie St. under construction, with a white work truck parked in front.

A four-story, 50-unit apartment complex is under construction at 314 Jessie St. in Santa Cruz in June 2024. (Stephen Baxter — Santa Cruz Local)

Last updated: June 2024

Project name: 314 Jessie St.

Location: 314 Jessie St. in the Lower Ocean neighborhood.


The complex is under construction and expected to finish by early 2025, said Lyn Hikida, a spokesperson for MidPen Housing.

Waitlist status

Waitlists are closed and tenants will be referred from the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz and from the county’s Smart Path assessment system for homeless and formerly homeless residents, Hikida said. Thirteen households relocated in the building’s redevelopment also will be offered space in the new complex, Hikida said. 


The Foster City-based nonprofit MidPen Housing Corp.

Project description

  • The complex replaces a 14-unit complex that included a manager’s unit and homes for residents with special needs. 
  • Total units: 50 apartments and supportive services are being built for low-income residents, according to the project application page. This project replaces 14 apartments that housed residents with special needs. 
  • Affordable units: All the units are planned as affordable based on state income limits. Studio and one-bedroom units are planned, according to MidPen.
  • Height: 4 stories.
  • Parking: 12 spaces.
  • Details: The plan includes 13 units for unhoused people with mental health problems, 22 units for homeless veterans, 13 units for existing residents with special needs and two units for staff.

A five-story, 50-unit apartment project is proposed at 314 Jessie St., Santa Cruz. (Paul Davis Partnership Architects & Planners)

Construction continues in October 2023 on a 50-unit apartment complex for low-income residents. (Nik Altenberg — Santa Cruz Local)

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