Live Oak Business Park

Live Oak Business park was built by Barry Swenson Builder Construction in September, 2002.  This complete spec flex office and R&D space is a one of a kind development in Santa Cruz.  BSB successfully leased four multi-tenant buildings achieving the highest lease rates in the market.  There were high barriers to entry into the Santa Cruz County with a long entitlement process.  There were some limitations in planning permits for specific tenants which required creativity and patience during the leasing period.

The project included core and shell construction, site work, tenant improvements, on-site leasing, and pre-construction entitlements.

Zoning: Master Occupancy Program under M1 Zoning


  • Developer: Barry Swenson Builder
  • Architect: Paul Davis Partnership, Monterey, CA
  • General Contractor: Barry Swenson Builder
  • Size: 62,000 SF, two story R&D
  • Size: 50,000 SF Single Story flex space
  • Project Completion: September 2002
  • Project Cost: $17M
  • Parking Ratio: 3.3/1000 SF
  • Solar: Panels on one building