Artist’s impression of a 390 unit condominium complex located in the 900 block of Ocean Street. (Salvatore Caruso Design Corp.)
Twenty lots on Ocean Street and May Street could be part of a larger housing and retail project. (Brian Phan – Santa Cruz Local)
Last update: March 17, 2022
Project name: Ocean Place
- Location: 908 Ocean St. and 20 parcels bounded roughly by Ocean, Hubbard, May, and Water streets in Santa Cruz. The proposal would span from Marianne’s Ice Cream at 1020 Ocean St. to Togo’s sandwich shop at 902 Ocean St.
- Total number of housing units: 390 units are offered in a condominium complex. At least 20% of the units would be affordable based on income limits, according to document of the city.
- Details: There is a proposal to demolish eight commercial buildings and 12 residential units and combine 20 lots. Eight heritage trees would be felled. The project would include 390 homes and 7,430 square feet of retail or other commercial space, city leaders said. “The project includes basement parking, four floors on the Ocean Street side, including ground floor commercial units and three floors of residential units, and three floors of residential units on the Ocean Street side. ‘May Avenue,’ according to a city document.
- Status: In February, city leaders issued a request for proposals for companies that could complete an environmental impact study for the project.
A proposal set of plans, renderings and images were published by the planners.
A map shows the boundaries of a large housing project. (Salvatore Caruso Design Corp.)
How to make your voice heard: Submit comments and questions about the City of Santa Cruz project page for 908 Ocean St. (Ocean Place).
See more housing and building projects on Santa Cruz Local’s housing and building resources page.