Artspace Tannery Lofts

Home for the Arts in Santa Cruz County

1030 and 1040 River St Santa Cruz, CA, 95060


Located on the San Lorenzo River about a mile from the downtown core, Artspace Tannery Lofts stands as an anchor of Santa Cruz’s cultural identity. Commanding an 8.3-acre campus, this redevelopment of the historic Salz Tannery boasts 100 units of affordable live/work space in two new buildings for creatives and their families and the Digital Media and Creative Arts Center which opened in 2012.


Devcon Construction, Inc.

Community Partner

City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Department


U.S. Bancorp Foundation, Washington Mutual Foundation, and Wells Fargo Foundation

Financial Partners

California Department of Community Redevelopment Housing; California Tax Credit Allocation Committee; City of Santa Cruz Housing Trust Fund; City of Santa Cruz Redevelopment Agency; County of Santa Cruz Housing Trust Fund; RBC–Apollo Equity Partners; J.P. Morgan Chase; Federal Home Loan Bank; Affordable Housing Program

est. 2009

Development Type

Live/Work Affordable Artist Housing

Number of Units


Types of Units

Efficiency, One-, Two-, and Three-Bedrooms

Total Area

180,000 sq. ft.


Balconies, resident meeting spaces, resident garden