Cienega Heights is an 80-unit apartment complex at 1515 Brewington Ave. in Watsonville that is expected to finish construction in June. (MidPen Housing)

Last updated: May 2024

Project name: Cienega Heights

Location: 1515 Brewington Ave., near Watsonville

A map showing 1515 Brewington Ave., the site of Cienega Heights, an 80-unit affordable housing complex.


  • Construction is expected to finish in June 2024 with tenancy expected in July 2024. 
  • The Watsonville City Council approved an agreement with the county in 2021 to provide public services and utilities to the complex. County and state money helped finance the project.


The Foster City-based nonprofit MidPen Housing is the developer.

Project description

  • Total units: 80, including 32 one-bedroom, 23 two-bedroom and 24 three-bedroom units. There is one unit for a property manager. 
  • Affordable units: All units are affordable for households earning up to 60% of area median income based on state-set income limits.
  • Application: Read Noticias Watsonville’s guide to affordable housing waitlists and applications for information on how to apply.
  • Height: Three stories.
  • Details: The complex will include parking, a community room, laundry and a playground.

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