Pacific Station North is designed to push the envelope and will set a new regional standard for sustainable development on the Central Coast. The seven-story building, with 94 centrally located affordable apartment units, mixed office, and retail commercial, as well as public spaces and a new state of the art METRO transit hub, will be the focal heart of a once in a generation transformation of Downtown Santa Cruz. Redevelopment of the regional bus transit complex (Pacific Station) will revitalize a long-depressed area linking Downtown with the Beach Area tourism district and will co-locate disadvantaged and at-risk residents in a highly walkable, transit connected, amenity and jobs rich area. The Project's baseline design already exceeds code requirements and contemporary construction practices, with LEED Platinum, Net Zero Energy mixed-use affordable housing, and will be the first of its kind multifamily housing project in the Central Coast to use mass timber construction methods. These features comprise a holistic decarbonization approach reducing operational, embodied, and transportation emissions by design. If awarded, the proposed Project will allow the team to further enhance its sustainability, efficiency, and resilience features. The Project team will evaluate the financial feasibility and benefits of various emerging technologies that are used for the envelope, HVAC, water heating, lighting, plug loads, solar, laundry and commercial space and resiliency strategies, to create a design that will be replicable, scalable and marketable statewide - reducing risks to adopting these new technologies and creating a model to follow to reduce barriers to adopting advanced mixed-use buildings.