Villas Del Paraiso

SSA was selected by Mid Peninsula Housing Coalition to develop a master plan for 51 units of attached single family homes for this 18 acre site located adjacent to the sensitive habitat of Pinto Lake. Formerly the site was a campground that over the years had become housing for low income and farm worker individuals and families. The campground was purchased by MPHC with help from the Santa Cruz County Redevelopment Agency and Board of Supervisors. SSA was charged with developing solutions to meet a wide variety of stakeholder concerns.The project received unanimous approval from the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors of Santa Cruz County.

Program elements included:

Sports fields


51 units of manufactured housing

Community center

Oak woodland restoration

Lake bank restoration

Lake access and viewing docks

Landscaping and irrigation

Parking and storm drainage system

On-site FAST sewage treatment plant

SSA was selected to act as the prime consultant for the completion of permit and construction documents, contractor selection consulting and negotiations.