A 36-unit affordable housing project at 4401 Capitola Road began construction in April 2024 and is expected to finish in late 2025. (Studio T-Sq. Inc.)

Last updated: June 2024

Project name: The Bluffs at 44th

Location: 4401 Capitola Road, Capitola

Near Capitola Road and 44th Avenue.

A map of 4401 Capitola Rd.

Status: Under construction

  • Construction started in March 2024 and is expected to finish in the second half of 2025, wrote Ryan Andrusz, a spokesman for CRP Affordable Housing & Community Development, in an email.
  • The Capitola Planning Commission approved the project 4-1 on March 2, 2023, with Commissioners Susan Westman, Courtney Christiansen, Peter Wilk and Paul Estey voting in favor and Commissioner Gerry Jensen opposed. Capitola city staff issued building permits on Jan. 29, 2024. 


San Diego-based CRP Affordable Housing & Community Development is the developer.

Project description

  • Height: Three stories.
  • Total units: 36 homes, including 15 one-bedroom units, nine two-bedroom units and 12 three-bedroom units.
  • Affordable units: All 36 units would be affordable. Residents who earn between 30% and 80% of the area median income will qualify, Andrusz said. State authorities set income limits annually. 
  • Details: Four office buildings would be demolished at the site. Two three-story buildings would be constructed. The project includes 36 parking spaces and 50 bicycle parking spaces.
  • Waitlist: The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz has conditionally awarded the project 25 project-based housing vouchers, wrote Jenny Panetta, executive director of the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz, in an email. Those 25 homes are expected to be filled from the housing authority’s Housing Choice Voucher waitlist which opens every several years. One unit will be for a manager.
  • Interest list contacts: An interest list for 10 units is expected to open in early 2025. The developer’s general email is [email protected] and some project information is on its website.

Thirty-five affordable homes remain under construction at 4401 Capitola Road in Capitola in June 2024. (Stephen Baxter — Santa Cruz Local)

A rendering of the proposed housing at 4401 Capitols Rd. shows two buildings with parking in front.

A proposed housing project at 4401 Capitola Road is expected to include two three-story buildings. (Studio T-Sq. Inc.)

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