Located on the same property as Tanimura & Antle’s main office, our Spreckels Crossing housing facility consists of 100, two-bedroom, two-bathroom fully furnished units. The employee-only residential housing complex has the capacity to accommodate up to eight employees per unit; though if preferred, they have the option to rent a room with fewer occupants. Originally built to meet the requirements of the H2A Visa Program, the facility can house up to 800 employees. However, when our domestic employees heard that we were building employee housing, many showed interest in traveling from other growing areas to work during our Salinas season.
The residential community makes a positive impact on more than quality of life for employees: adaptive reuse of Spreckel’s Sugar Site, traffic is favorably impacted as workers live onsite and are transported by bus to their worksite each morning, and we hope the completed project will serve the industry as an example for others to follow suit. Tanimura & Antle believes that all employees are entitled to a healthy community with affordable housing. With employee housing, Tanimura & Antle met 2016 labor needs with domestic workers.
Amenities of the facility include:
- 24-hour security
- All utilities
- Free WiFi
- Laundry facilities
- Communal game room with foosball and pool
- Community kitchen
- Convenience store
- Recreational areas for soccer, baseball, basketball
- BBQ pits
- Easy access to free and voluntary transportation (provided by the company) to and from work
“Spreckels Crossing is a true testament to what can be accomplished when business and local government work together in cooperation. Rarely does one have the opportunity to improve the community as this project has. Not only have we addressed the critical affordable housing need of our community, we have changed lives.” – Rick Antle, CEO