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Live Oak Resource Center

Location: Northeast corner of 17th Avenue and Capitola Avenue


Project Manager: Robert Hambelton   



Background and History: The Redevelopment Agency has funded the development of a new facility to house a model program: the co-location of non-profit human-service organizations in a public building on 17th Avenue, just north of Capitola Road.  The planned non-profits are the Live Oak Family Resource Center and the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County.  These groups provide volunteer and human-resource service coordination, serving all aspects of the local community.  Plans call for a two-story 7,400 square-foot building with offices, meeting rooms, storage, outdoor use areas, landscaping, and parking areas.  The design has been prepared with consideration of aesthetics, long-term durability, sustainability, and affordability.  A community meeting reviewing this design was held on June 26, 2008, and comments received at that meeting were supportive of the project and design. Permits were issued, plans were bid, and Bogard Construction, of Santa Cruz, was awarded the construction contract.


Project Status: Building construction is nearly complete. Final touch up work will be completed in January, 2011.