Multi-Family Residential

Multi-family housing is core to our work at Workbench.

We are firm believers in the benefits of thoughtfully-conceived infill housing developments and higher-density homes: increased housing availability; more walkable and energetic neighborhoods; new, quality construction; and a ready-built community awaiting.


the dwellings at Soquel

Project Development, Architecture, and Construction

Introducing our first ground-up project: owned, developed, designed, and soon-to-be-built by Workbench.

Located along the hills of the Soquel corridor, this pocket community of thirteen new townhomes and two newly-renovated existing homes is near parks, wineries, and just a quick bike ride from charming downtown shops and restaurants. Featuring our signature modern aesthetic, a carefully-refined materials palette, and expansive windows, the dwellings at Soquel offers high-end architectural design, quality construction, and a ready-built community at both affordable and market-rate prices.

Supporting housing access for the Santa Cruz community, 25% of the units are classified as affordable.

Coastal Haven

Project, Architecture, and Construction

Located on 6.7 acres within the City of Santa Cruz, this new micro-neighborhood and working farm will provide affordable housing for developmentally disabled members of the community. In addition to nine new ground-up single family homes, Workbench is embarking on a full renovation of an existing home and constructing a new ADU on the property. The project is through construction documentation and permitting, with construction expected to begin in Summer 2019.