Sixty-five homes and shops are proposed on a parking lot next to Calvary Episcopal Chuch in Downtown Santa Cruz. (Stephen Baxter – Santa Cruz Local)

Last updated: Feb. 23, 2023

Project name: Center/Cedar apartments, Calvary Church

Location: Parking lot next to Calvary Episcopal Church at 532 Center St., Santa Cruz

Status: Construction began in August 2022 and is expected to finish by January 2024, developer Matt Tunney said. A design permit was conditionally approved on May 12, 2022. 

A housing application process is expected to start as the project nears completion. Potential applicants can email [email protected] to be added to a list, said John Stewart Co. representative Christina Wise.

Developer: SC Cedar Street Apts LP – Matt Tunney.

Project description:

  • Total residential units: 65.
  • Affordable units: All of the units are expected to be affordable with income limits set by the state. Twenty-five percent of the units will be permanent supportive housing, developer Matt Tunney said.
  • Height: 48 feet 6 inches.
  • Details: The project will have affordable housing, permanent supportive housing, a public walkway and 2,210 square feet of retail space. The site previously had a city parking lot that church leaders had leased to the city, Tunney said.

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