Lot 4 project will limit affordable housing

Updated: Jul 13

Letter to the SC Sentinel, 6/9/2022

Sonja Brunner’s Mayor’s Message, “How do We Get to Affordable Housing” (May 22) tells part of the positive story of affordable housing in the pipeline for downtown. Left out is the full story of the mixed-use project on Lot 4, a project design that actually limits housing. Moving the library from Civic Center and squeezing it into a mixed-use foot print to accommodate a parking garage (possibly as large as 400 spaces) restricts the number of housing units that can be built. This plan does not maximize our scarce city land resources....

— Bob Morgan, Santa Cruz

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