Ground was recently broken on a health and housing campus located in the heart of Santa Cruz County’s Live Oak neighborhood in California. Along with Bogard Construction, the development team is comprised of MidPen Housing, who purchased the property from the county for $3.5 million, Santa Cruz Community Health and Dientes Community Dental Care. The construction manager is Blue Water Construction, and the project’s architect is Wald, Ruhnke & Dost Architects.
In a community where nearly 15% of Live Oak School District students are homeless, thousands of adults do not have a doctor and 78% of adults on Medi-Cal do not have a dentist, this vibrant 3.7-acre health and housing complex will increase access to healthcare and affordable housing for the most vulnerable in the community.
The first phase of the six-building project includes a 20,000-square-foot medical clinic and 11-chair dental clinic. The new clinic will provide medical, behavioral health, specialty and pediatric care. The clinics are expected to open in 2022.
Rendering courtesy of WRD Architects.