New renderings have been revealed for a mixed-use development at 1619 N Street in Midtown Sacramento. The proposal will renovate the existing Jefferson School building while constructing a mid-rise apartment block and seven townhomes. Cresleigh is responsible for the development through Altitude Sacramento LLC.
Cresleigh Homes acquired the property from the Sacramento City Unified School District in 2017, having been vacated for decades due to structural issues.
Vrilakas Groen Architects and LPAS Architecture + Design are collaboratively responsible for the design. Facade materials will include cement plaster, brick veneer, and aluminum cladding. Landscaping will wrap around the whole block, designed by Atlas Lab Landscape Architecture.
Construction on the full city block will create 109 new homes for the capital city’s housing market, along with the restored school building, public landscaping and, parking for 57 vehicles. The 48-foot tall Jefferson School building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the California Register of Historic Resources.
The structure yields 21,310 square feet, with parking for seven bicycles. The historic building is expected to be used for office or other commercial spaces. New work will produce a tenant courtyard facing N street.
The seven townhomes will cover .2 acres, each rising 42 feet tall to yield a combined 13,070 square feet. These single-family structures will span between 1,700 and 2,370 square feet, each with a two-car garage. The garages will be accessible through a private drive exiting onto Matsui Alley.
The eight-story multi-family building will yield 98,620 square feet with 102 units, averaging between 570 and 1,350 square feet. There will be 17 studios, 58 one-bedroom units, and 27 two-bedroom units. Parking will be included for 43 vehicles.
CBG and MSA will both be consulting as engineering firms.
The development is applying for projection with California Senate Bill 330, titled the Housing Crisis Act of 2019. The legislation prohibits local agencies from rejecting new housing, including affordable housing. It is unclear how many of the 109 units will be priced below the market rate.
The property is located between N and L street, by the 16th Street thoroughfare, which divides Midtown and Downtown Sacramento. Residents will be just two blocks away from the California State Capitol Park, a nexus for local and city-wide public transportation.