City of Watsonville’s First State of the City Address

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The public is invited to attend the City of Watsonville’s First State of the City Address on August 10, 2016 in the Civic Plaza Council Chambers located at 275 Main Street, top floor. Delivered by City Manager Charles Montoya and Police Chief David Honda, this free event begins at 5:30 p.m. and is co-sponsored by the City of Watsonville and the Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture. Everyone is welcomed to attend and stay for a reception immediately following the event.

Join us as we celebrate the many accomplishments of the past year, as well as look to what’s ahead in 2016. The diversity of our residents and the energy of our businesses and City leaders, together have created a unique moment in the history of this growing city. Together, we can  ensure that Watsonville is one of the premier cities of the Monterey Bay.

Here is a list of some of the major projects on the horizon:

  • 1482 Freedom Boulevard – 24 unit single family housing project
  • 221 Airport Blvd. – 48 unit townhomes
  • 35 Harkins Slough Road – 48 unit townhomes
  • 398 Technology – 40,000 square foot office building
  • 1715 W. Beach Street –multiple retail use
  • 445 Main Street – 54 downtown apartments
  • 56 Atkinson Lane – 46 unit affordable housing
  • Fairfield Inn – 89 hotel rooms
  • 1775 Santa Victoria Avenue – 89 Units
  • La Quinta Inn – Western Drive – 70 hotel rooms
  • Fed-Ex Distribution Center – opening soon
  • City of Watsonville’s high-speed fiber network expansion

These projects will help pave the way to creating a more vibrant Watsonville, drawing new visitors, attracting new businesses and creating more jobs. All interested members of the community are encouraged to attend as we take a look back at the successes of 2015 and look ahead to the City’s future.


About Watsonville:

Watsonville, California is known all over the world for its long and rich heritage as a center for agriculture – especially berries. Watsonville is located 95 miles south of San Francisco at the southern end of Santa Cruz County, covers 6.6 square miles, and has a population of 52,087 (January 2015).   Watsonville is also a proving ground for entrepreneurs and businesses from all types of industries and emerging technologies. Its central location, nestled between the Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz mountains, offers growing companies quick and easy highway access. Watsonville’s location is topped only by its ideal climate and the rustic, small town charm of a close-knit rural community.  The Watsonville Area offers many amenities to visitors and tourist, including beaches, mountains, wine, food, activities and more! For more information, visit www.cityofwatsonville/org.

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