Leaders of Peace United Church of Christ have proposed a rental housing project. (Workbench)

Last updated: February 2024

Project name: Peace Village

Location: 900 High St., Santa Cruz


Workbench is the developer.

A map showing 800 High St. in Santa Cruz, the site of a proposed housing project on Peace United Church property.


The Santa Cruz City Council approved the project on Feb. 13, 2024. Construction is expected to take 18 months, project leaders said. Plans were submitted to Santa Cruz city planners in November 2022. The Santa Cruz Planning Commission approved the project in November 2023. 

Project description

  • Total units: 40 units including 11 studios, three one-bedroom units, 15 two-bedroom units, 4 three-bedroom units, six four-bedroom co-living units and one five-bedroom co-living unit. The co-living units would house single adults who rent a bedroom, small kitchen and dining area and a shared bathroom. Tenants would have a large, common living and dining area.
  • Affordable units: There would be nine affordable units.
  • Height: Four stories.

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Apartments are expected to be built near Peace United Church of Christ, downhill from these townhomes at UC Santa Cruz seen in February 2024. (Tyler Maldonado — Santa Cruz Local)

Some trees are expected to be removed for a 40-unit housing complex with views of Monterey Bay. (Tyler Maldonado — Santa Cruz Local)

Some of the units at Peace Village would have views of Monterey Bay. (Workbench)

Some of the parking spaces on the church property are expected to be used by tenants of the proposed development, church leaders said. (Workbench)

The proposed development is toward the rear of the church’s property at 900 High St., Santa Cruz. (Workbench)

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