A rendering of the proposed housing development for workers of Santa Cruz City Schools.

Several three-story buildings are expected to be built for workforce housing on the 300 block of Swift Street in Santa Cruz. (19six Architects)

Last updated: July 2023

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Location: 313 Swift St., Santa Cruz. Buildings will be constructed in a lot next to Gateway School.

Summary: The project would provide roughly 80 units of rental housing for Santa Cruz City Schools district staff and teachers. These units will be in several three-story buildings in primarily one and two-bedroom units, district staff said. There will also be some studio and three-bedroom units.

Status: Voters in the Santa Cruz City Schools District adopted Measures K and L in the November 2022 election. School district leaders are reviewing plans and designs from architects.

Estimated construction start and end dates: School district leaders said they hope to start construction in summer 2024 and finish in 2027.

The proposed site of a housing development for Santa Cruz City Schools workers.

The project will be constructed in a mostly unused lot next to Gateway School on Swift Street. (Santa Cruz City Schools)

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