5940 SOQUEL AVENUE
The Project at 5940 Soquel Avenue is a 160,000-square-foot Specialty Medical Office Building being developed by PMB and envisioned to be occupied by Kaiser Permanente. The facility will include advanced medical services, a 24-hour urgent care clinic and medical offices. It is an outpatient facility, not a hospital.
Many local construction jobs, as well as permanent healthcare positions will be created as a result of the Project.
The 4.98-acre site is currently used as open storage.
The Project includes a 730-space parking structure, including more than 40 EV charging stations. This will mitigate impacts to street parking and nearby homes and businesses. Also, there will be 122 bike rack spaces for short-term bicycle parking and an enclosed bike parking area with 36 bike lockers.
PMB is committed to working with the County to reduce traffic impacts and greenhouse gas emissions by exploring transit opportunities in partnership with local transportation providers, encouraging ride-sharing and incorporating additional Transportation Demand Management (TDM) measures as a component of its Project.
A comprehensive, four-year traffic study was completed as part of the project's draft Environmental Impact Review (EIR). The study analyzed traffic control and mitigation measures, which resulted in the Project proposing to add traffic lights, enhance the existing bicycle network and redirect traffic patterns to better manage the area’s traffic.
The traffic study found that the Project will reduce VMT by approximately over 20,000 vehicle miles per day because many of the traffic trips related to this project will be rerouted healthcare trips, not wholly new trips.
The Project is committed to planting trees and other drought-tolerant landscape.
The facility will be served by the City of Santa Cruz Water Department.
This project, located at 5940 Soquel Ave., is not associated with the nearby site for the Pure Water Soquel project.
Construction is anticipated to begin in late 2022 and the facility is expected to be completed in 2024.