New renderings have been revealed alongside a new proposal by a different developer and architect team for 424 12th Street in Alkali Flats, Sacramento. The project will build 130 new homes on the currently-vacant parcel. Ibex Ventures, a real estate firm founded late last year, is now the project developer.
The 45-foot tall structure will yield around 58,780 square feet. Unit sizes will vary with 84 studio and 46 loft-style apartments. One unit will be designated as a live/work residence. Bicycle parking will be included at ground level by the central pathway and beside a common lounge. While the plan now includes more units, the apartment sizes have been reduced. The initial plan by HRGA proposed 94 homes, of which there were 38 studios, 48 one-bedrooms, and eight two-bedrooms.
19Six Architects is responsible for the design. The small infill uses grandiose vernacular to leave an impression on pedestrians, culminating in the sharp raised parapet at the corner of 12th and E Street. The exterior will contrast white plaster and charcoal metal panels.
Garth Ruffner is responsible for the landscape architecture. The outdoor programming includes a line of shrubs between the sidewalk and the streets. Two trees will be planted by the entry to an internal landscaped pathway shaded by trees. Ground-level units facing E Street and Democracy Alley will also have a private balcony with planters, acting as sound buffers to improve privacy.
The corner-lot property is located along the 12th Street thoroughfare, between E Street and Democracy Alley. Prospective tenants will find retail and small grocery stores nearby, along with the Blue light rail station. Downtown Sacramento and the California State Capitol building are less than 15 minutes away from the apartment on foot.
Vertical Pacific is responsible for civil engineering, and Gateway Development Company is the property owner. The estimated timeline for construction has yet to be established.