Pajaro Lane Affordable Housing Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Cruz
Document Title
Pajaro Lane Affordable Housing Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Vacant / RM-3, RM-4 / UM, UH Residential.
Document Description
Proposal to construct 64 affordable multiple-family residential units (apartments) and 35 affordable town homes, for a total of 99 affordable housing units, including a community center, laundry facilities, and group open space activity areas (to include a playground, turf areas, pedestrian paths, and a par course) to be completed in phases. Project requires a Residential Development Permit; a Minor Land Division; approval of a tentative Subdivision Map; an Agricultural Buffer Determination, preliminary grading approval to grade approximately 11,000 cubic yards of earth; Roadway and Roadside Exceptions; a Riparian Exception, Design Review to exceed 28 feet in height; approval of 25% density bonus, and affordability incentives to include a parking program to allow reduced parking requirements and approval to allow a portion of two apartment buildings to exceed two stories in height.

Contact Information

Paia Levine
Agency Name
City of Santa Cruz
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
Airport Boulevard
Parcel #
48-041-46, 47
State Highways
1, 152, 129
Watsonville High, Amesti, Calabasas,
Corrolitos Creek, College and Pinto Lakes, Watsonville Slough System
Other Information
Schools continued: White, McQuiddy

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Housing and Community Development, Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Residential (Units 99)
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife

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