Projects:

Upcoming Significant Downtown Projects

We're growing! Our interactive map features key project information to help residents and small businesses track major development projects in the Downtown area.

Check back regularly to stay up to date on significant development projects as they move from initial stages to construction.

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1. Pacific-Front-Laurel (Anton Pacific)

Status: Under construction

Developer: Anton Development

Anton Pacific is a 205-unit multifamily property featuring a rooftop deck, spa, fitness center and fire pits. While all units are market rate, developers dedicated nearby land to the city in lieu of building affordable units. The City will use the land to expand the Pacific Station project. Anton Pacific also features 11,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and outdoor patio areas to accommodate sidewalk dining. Visit the project website.

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2. La Bahia hotel

Status: Breaking ground 2022

Developer: SC Hotel Partners LLC

Originally built in 1926, the historic La Bahia will be transformed into a new 165 room four star hotel along the Santa Cruz waterfront, reviving its legacy as a prime destination. The project features conference and banquet space, restaurant, retail space, and spa facilities. Visit the project website.

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3. Pacific Station South

Status: Breaking ground May 2022

Developer: For the Future Housing Inc.

As the sister building to Pacific Station North, the Pacific Station South project is a 100% affordable housing project with 70 units. The pedestrian- and bike-friendly paseo features design elements to mimic its location at the edge of the San Lorenzo Estuary. Residents of the development will be able to access community center services with the relocation of Santa Cruz Community Health Center and a new Dientes Community Dental Care facility on the first and second floors. Visit the project website.

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4. Front street/ Riverfront project (Riverfront Apartments)

Status: Breaking ground Spring/Summer 2022

Developer: SC Riverfront

A seven-story, mixed-use building with 175 residential condos ( including 20 affordable unit) and 11,498 square feet of ground floor and levee front commercial space with elevated patio dining, retail units and recreational opportunities. Visit the project website.

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5. 530 Front Street

Status: Breaking ground Summer 2022

Developer: Swenson

530 Front Street brings striking architecture and activated outdoor plaza areas to the nexus of Front Street and Soquel Ave. The project include 276 market rate and 37 affordable housing units, with direct access to the San Lorenzo River bike path and Riverwalk. Visit the project website.

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6. 130 Center Street (Calypso)

Status: Breaking ground Summer/Fall 2022

Developer: Swenson

The 130 Center Street project has been designed to activate the Center street area, connecting downtown Santa Cruz and the boardwalk, wharf and other beach attractions. 233 market rate and affordable housing units will sit atop street level food and retail, with a podium deck offering recreational space and 6th floor views. Visit the project website.

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7. Pacific Station North

Status: Breaking ground Fall/Winter 2023

Developer: First Community Housing

One of the most sustainable buildings on the Central Coast with all 95 units dedicated to affordable housing, Pacific Station North is the first of its kind. The ground floor redesigned Metro Station includes 8,046 square feet of commercial retail, 22 bus bays, 2,456 square feet dedicated to the SCMTD ticketing station, lobby, amenity space for the residential component, and a 1,125 square foot public bike hub space. The net zero project includes mass timber construction, onsite solar generators, and expansive roof decks. Visit the project website.

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8. Center/Cedar Project

Status: Breaking ground Spring 2022

Developer: Green Valley Corporation

The mixed-use development on the Calvary Church lot brings 65 affordable units. The project includes 2,160 square feet of commercial retail space, a public paseo and supportive housing. Visit the project website.

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9. The Cruz Hotel

Status: In design phase

Developer: Stephen Chan (Eagle Point Hotel Partners) and Owen Lawlor

The Cruz Hotel is a six-story, 228-room hotel with 11,498 square feet of ground floor retail, envisioned as a vibrant new community hub. Features include banquet and conference space, restaurant, and bar space, as well as a pedestrian paseo, providing a gateway from Downtown Santa Cruz to the San Lorenzo River. As the first new Downtown hotel development in over 90 years, The Cruz will fully embody the Santa Cruz Lifestyle where beach culture, active outdoors, and cutting-edge work converge. Visit the project website.

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10. Downtown Library and Affordable Housing Project

Status: In design phase

Developer: Eden Housing and For the Future Housing

The new Santa Cruz Downtown Library includes ~38,000 square feet of programmable space plus an additional ~3,240 square foot roof deck that connects to the upper floor of the library. The ground floor includes up to 9,598 sq. ft. of commercial space. Adjacent to the two story building will be five stories of affordable housing situated on top of three stories of parking that will serve the library as well as the downtown area. The new library features a green roof with an adjacent roof deck, child care facilities, and up to 124 affordable housing units. Visit the project website.

National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center provides an interactive marine education facility just steps from the Pacific Ocean.

Wharf Master Plan

The Wharf was originally built as a hub for the economic development of the city and region. As of 2015, it’s a century old.