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, an urgent care clinic and medical offices. It is an outpatient facility, not a hospital.
Many local construction and permanent healthcare jobs will be created as a result of this project.
The 4.98-acre site is currently used as open storage.
The project includes 720 parking spaces, including more than 40 EV charging stations in the parking garage. Also, there will be bike racks for short-term parking and an enclosed bike parking area.
PMB is committed to reducing traffic impacts and greenhouse gas emissions by exploring mass transit opportunities in partnership with local transportation providers, as well as by encouraging ride-sharing. A comprehensive, multi-year traffic study is in progress. PMB is analyzing traffic control and mitigation measures including adding traffic lights and redirecting traffic patterns to better manage the area’s traffic. Also, 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 being explored for the Pure Water Soquel project.
The County Board of Supervisors approved a contract with Rincon Consultants on Feb. 11, 2020, to prepare an Environmental Impact Report for the project.
Construction is anticipated to begin in 2021.