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.
U.S. Bancorp Foundation, Washington Mutual Foundation, and Wells Fargo Foundation
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
Live/Work Affordable Artist Housing
Number of Units
Types of Units
Efficiency, One-, Two-, and Three-Bedrooms
180,000 sq. ft.
Balconies, resident meeting spaces, resident garden
I’ve lived in Santa Cruz for a long time and there've never been this many dynamic people living in one space... It makes me feel like I’m doing something valuable, not only for myself but for the community as a whole.