New entitlement plans have been filed for a three-story apartment complex at 6779 Q Street by CSUS in East Sacramento. The project would replace a vacant lot near light rail with 75 affordable units. Community Housing Works is the property owner responsible for the development.
Community Housing Works proposes to redevelop the 1.24-acre site with publicly funded affordable housing. The units will be designated for families and individuals with a disability at risk of homelessness. Unit sizes will vary, with 34 one-bedrooms, 21 two-bedrooms, and 20 three-bedroom residences dispersed across the structure to facilitate intergenerational community building.
Oakland-based PYATOK is the architect. The exterior will be clad with finished cement plaster, articulating the overall mass with painted white and blue-gray sections. The modern design will incorporate sustainable design techniques, with the building and exterior shaped to reduce solar heat exposure. The building will be all-electric, striving for GPR Gold certification. The roof will be prepared so that solar panels can be installed.
The 45-foot tall structure will yield 79,770 square feet with 58,210 square feet for housing, 4,200 square feet for the ground-level amenity area, and more space for circulation and services.
Jett Landscape Architecture + Design will be involved as well. The first-floor amenity space will connect to a central courtyard offering a barbeque area and children’s play area. Other amenities will include a community lounge, kitchen, computer lab, laundry room, and offices for residential supportive services.
Before the Community Housing Works proposal, another development was considered for the same location. Latigo Group had proposed a 400-bed student housing project that would have provided lodging for the nearby CSUS campus. The proposal featured a six-story building designed by Meeks + Partners and Ellis Architects.
Wood Rodgers is responsible for civil engineering. An estimated timeline for construction and completion has not yet been established.