The City of Vallejo has approved the plans for new housing at 5180 Sonoma Boulevard. The project will add over four hundred new homes to Solano County’s most populous city. Jackson Square Properties is the project developer.
Construction will yield 429 apartments across 11 four-story buildings. Apartment sizes will vary, with 234 one-bedrooms, 165 two-bedrooms, and 30 three-bedrooms. The units will range from 767 to 1,637 square feet of floor area, each with a private balcony or a ground-level patio. All residents will gain access to the central amenity building with a pool deck, lawn, and outdoor seating. Parking will be included for 698 cars and 451 bicycles, owing to the area’s car-oriented planning.
TCA is the project architect, which the project application describes as ‘coastal cottage style.’ Facade materials include stucco, stone veneer, and horizontal lap siding.
The city published a document stating that the project will not have a significant effect on the environment. Mitigating measures and a reporting plan were adopted as a condition of approval to ensure the project remains compliant with the California Environmental Quality Act, i.e., CEQA.
The 12.6-acre property is bound by Sonoma Boulevard and Lincoln Highway. The city’s urban center is reachable in twenty minutes by bicycle and roughly 30 minutes away by bus. Demolition will be required for the existing big-box retail store. Construction is expected to last around 24 months at a cost of roughly $105 million.