Application for the demolition of the Eye Medical Group building and approval of a 4 story 48 foot tall development has been submitted for the property west of Branciforte Plaza. Currently the Eye Medical Group located at 515 Soquel Avenue, the development would include 51 SRO (single room occupancy) units in a 48 foot tall 4 story building, plus an additional 2 duplexes, for a total of 55 units with underground parking.
This development is still in-flux in terms of size, number of units, and parcels involved. As of our posting here, the site is being planned as presented here.
A 56 unit affordable housing project is being proposed at 708, 712, 718, & 720 Water Street at the existing Hall’s Surrey House Antiques shop property. A public hearing outlined how they are planning to up the development from originally planned 21 unit to 50 units. And as of August 31, 2016 it is now proposed at 56 units. Also of note is that The Breakers apartment complex at 632 Water Street has a pending application to add 20 SROs. The Breakers is marketed as UCSC student housing.Continue reading
Proposed four-story mixed use building containing approximately 1,600 square feet of ground floor commercial space with 13 apartment units in the CC zone district. The proposed plan shows 40 feet tall to roof with an additional 10 feet of structure on top of the roof, likely for housing mechanical elements.
A large mixed-use commercial and residential project located on the corner of Soquel Avenue and Hagemann Avenue (May’s Sushi) has been approved by the City Council in a 7-0 vote. The mixed commercial/residential development is 32 small condominiums situated above street-level commercial space spread over two 40 foot tall buildings with nearly 200 feet of Soquel Avenue frontage.Continue reading
A telecommunications facility (cell antenna) has been approved to be installed up the back wall of La Posta restaurant and extending 2.5′ above the roof ridge. Many people have concerns about the health effects of working and living in close proximity to these powerful transmitters. The upstairs is residential. The uppermost part of the antenna will be just over their heads.Continue reading