Metro Pacific Station

Project Lead

Metro Station is the City of Santa Cruz’ primary multi-modal public transit center. Constructed in 1984, the existing Downtown building at 920 Pacific Avenue has endured over three decades of heavy use and no longer meets the needs of the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (METRO). METRO and the City of Santa Cruz (the City) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2001 to redevelop the main bus transfer station to create a beautiful, new multi-modal, regional transit-oriented facility - Pacific Station.

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The MOU has been amended to extend until October 2016. The Pacific Station Project is intended to meet a number of joint City/METRO objectives, including:

  • Contribute to the surrounding downtown and community and livability of our city
  • Boost transit ridership and minimize traffic impact
  • Provide value to the public by creating a mix of housing, retail and jobs that further support transit opportunities
  • Maximize smart urban development by creating a walkable community with affordable transportation and housing choices
  • Utilize modern urban design features that address existing challenges and contribute to creating a safe and friendly environment for transit users and downtown pedestrians

Kaiser Permanente Arena

In 2012, the Kaiser Permanente Arena was developed as a public-private partnership between the City of Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz Seaside Company, and the NBA team, the Golden State Warriors.

Abbott Square

Abbott Square, the outdoor plaza adjacent to the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH).