Benton Veteran’s Village at S.R.F.D. Firehouse No. 2 is a 7 unit affordable housing project targeting homeless veterans. On-going operations will be provided by the federal VASH voucher program. The VASH program combines HUD’s housing choice voucher program with case management and clinical services provided by the Veterans Administration.
The project re-uses a streamline moderne fire station built in the 1940’s and will also include a new building on the site. The site is located in the Junior College neighborhood close to services and transit. The site includes 2 patio areas for the residents in addition to secure bike parking and raised planters for residents to garden.
The existing building will contain a manager’s unit, common laundry, shared meeting room and kitchen and will be brought up to current accessibility codes. The building will be restored to repair some of the original detailing, including a new aluminum and glass roll-up door to what had been the fire truck bay, removing paint from the tile base and a new flagpole over the entry.
The new building, which sits behind the original building, picks up on some of the simple geometric massing of the fire station. The primary exterior material is stucco with some painted wood and metal detailing.The six one-bedroom units each have their own exterior entry and include a private balcony or deck. Units will be accessible to allow residents to age-in-place. The project will be designed to Build It Green standards. Construction is planned to start late 2017.
- Date Published: Under Construction
- Categories: Multi-Family
- Client: Community Housing Sonoma County
- Website: http://www.ch-sc.org/