Property Description

Pacific Station North Apartments is a 128-unit family community in downtown Santa Cruz. This development completes the final phase of Pacific Station, a large-scale, transit-oriented redevelopment program located between Pacific Avenue and Front Street in downtown Santa Cruz. With funding from the City of Santa Cruz, the Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program, and the Infill Infrastructure Grant (IIG) program, the project will construct 128-units of affordable housing at Pacific Station North Apartments, ground floor retail and commercial space, a new METRO bus transit hub, a pedestrian paseo, and key infrastructure to serve the entirety of the Pacific Station redevelopment.

Located at 902 Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz, Pacific Station North Apartments will be a 128-unit community with a mix of studio, 1-BR, 2-BR, and 3-BR apartments for individuals and families. 32 units will be set aside for extremely low-income households, with 21 units targeted for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and 11 homes available for families in the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz’s Family Unification Program. The remaining units will be restricted to individuals and families earning less than 50% and 60% of the Area Median Income for Santa Cruz County.

Residential common areas are located on the third floor of the building and include a 1,300 SF outdoor patio, 1,250 SF community room, central laundry facility, computer room, and flex space for an afterschool program. No parking Is provided on site. The project is designed to be all-electric and is targeting a LEED Platinum certification, per its funding commitments. The design will include construction methods and materials that will comply (or exceed) ADA standards. Universal design features will be incorporated into the project to the greatest extent possible.

Property Details

Number of Units

128 Family Units

Unit Features

  • ADA Accessibility
  • ADA kitchens
  • Air Conditioning
  • Appliances
  • Blinds
  • Cable Ready
  • Carpet and Vinyl Flooring
  • Ceiling fans in all bedrooms
  • Central Heat
  • Disability (wheelchair) access
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric cooktop stove and range
  • Energy Star rated appliances
  • Full-size refrigerator
  • Fully adaptable for people with disabilities
  • Heating and Cooling
  • High efficiency light fixtures and appliances
  • Large Windows
  • Large windows with good light
  • Non-smoking property
  • Oven
  • Pet friendly
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator and Range
  • Security system
  • Sewer
  • Single level floorplan for handicap accessible units
  • Smoke Free Community
  • Trash and recycle chutes
  • Trash Removal
  • Water
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • After-school program
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Community Center
  • Computer Lab
  • Key Fob Security
  • Laundry Room
  • Playground
  • Wi-Fi in Community Spaces

Development Details

Development Partner

For the Future Housing, Inc.


Humphreys & Partners

General Contractor

Echelcon, Inc.

Financial Partners

US Bank, Berkadia, City of Santa Cruz, CA Department of Housing & Community Development, Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz, Congressman Panetta