SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KION) A mixed-use affordable housing development has been approved by the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors.
The development will be on a 3.7 acre site near 17th and Capitola Road, and it will include 57 rental homes, a public plaza and medical and dental clinics. The company leading the development, MidPen Housing, already owns and manages 13 affordable housing developments around Santa Cruz County.
“This represents an unprecedented opportunity to provide community services and address the needs of the Live Oak community,” Supervisor John Leopold said. “It is great that there will be a special preference for people who live and work in Santa Cruz County and Live Oak.”
In the development, there will be a community room with a kitchen and computers, a manager's apartment, space for an after-school program, a laundry room, a property management office, a garden and a bike storage room. The board of directors also said the development will generate, store and transmit renewable energy on site.
A dental clinic in the development will be operated by Dientes Community Dental, which the board of supervisors said has provided care to low-income individuals for more than 25 years. The medical clinic will be operated by Santa Cruz Community Heath Centers.