SWENSON’s 79-Unit Nanda in Santa Cruz is Complete and Open for Leasing

SWENSON, Santa Cruz, Nanda

Elevated living with an unbeatable location, the project includes 79 studio, one- and two-bedroom units plus retail

June 26, 2020, Santa Cruz, CA – SWENSON, a leading Northern California real estate development company, announced they have completed construction of Nanda on Pacific, a 119,715 square foot mixed-use community at 1547 Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz. Leasing is now open for the 79 thoughtfully designed and spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment units (421 to 1,208 square feet), as well as ground floor commercial units.

The site of two buildings lost when the area was hit hard by the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake—the Old Phoenix Building and the Williamson & Garret Building—SWENSON has brought the historic Park Pacific parcel back to life thirty-one years later. “An incredible project totaling over 74,000 square feet of residential on a parcel that sat vacant in the downtown core for over 30 years, this property provided a once in a lifetime opportunity to reignite the entrance to downtown Santa Cruz,” said Jeff Huff, Project Manager for SWENSON.

Fronting Pacific Avenue with heavy walk-by traffic along the Pacific Garden Mall, this prime commercial space offers options for retail and/or restaurant tenants. The grease shaft, air ducting, and rooftop units are already provided to support future tenant improvements.

A relaxing community located in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz, just minutes from cafes and restaurants, the beach, hiking and biking trails and UC Santa Cruz, Nanda on Pacific is in the middle of the action. For those staying home, amenities include a Precor-designed fitness center, coffee bar, game room, dog wash station, digital concierge services, package lockers, underground parking, and bike storage. Pets are welcome.


Since 1990 the Swenson family has been a trusted partner in the revitalization and historic restoration of the Santa Cruz region. Four generations of expertise and a proven Design-Develop-Build platform deliver unique designs, quality developments, and dynamic construction methods. SWENSON has emerged as an industry leader in reliability through efficient processes and continuous optimization of technology and end-to-end project integration. SWENSON’s wide range of development, construction and architectural services are built on integrity and sound business practices, demonstrated by the longstanding tradition of the Swenson family.

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