Property Description

Located along Freedom Boulevard just over 1 mile to downtown Watsonville, 1482 Freedom is a new apartment community that will contribute to Watsonville’s vision of a city with housing for all income levels. The community will serve residents earning between 25 to 50% of the area’s median income, which is equivalent to an annual income of $28,000 to $56,000 for a two-person household.

1482 Freedom will set aside approximately half of the units for farmworkers. There will also be 6 units dedicated to households experiencing homelessness.

The development is designed as two three-story buildings with 53 apartments, which include a mix of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units. One of the units will be set aside for a live-in community manager, helping ensure that the property is well managed at all times. Additionally, the ground level of the building includes a management office for the full-time community manager, as well as an office for a resident services coordinator who will provide myriad services – such as wellness, career, education and financial literacy programming – to help ensure residents succeed. There will also be an office for onsite case-management support from Santa Cruz County to assist the households transitioning from homelessness. As part of Eden’s commitment to addressing the digital divide, the project will provide discounted in-unit Wi-Fi for all residents through a partnership with Cruzio.

1482 Freedom is designed with sustainability in mind, with solar panels over carports, low-flow water fixtures, Energy Star appliances and dedicated indoor bike parking. The project will be Green Point Rated certified. The property also includes a computer room, community room, laundry facilities and an outdoor barbecue and play area.

Past Virtual Community Meeting

Video recording from previous virtual community meeting (October 14, 2020)

Property Details

Number of Units

53 Units

Development Details

Architect

Zimmerman + Associates

General Contractor

Bogard Construction

Financial Partners

Union Bank

Property Management

Eden Housing Management, Inc.