This project was a remodel of an existing 3-unit residential building into a two-unit building. The building, located several blocks from downtown Guerneville, had previously been raised so that the living units were above the 100-year flood level which is approximately 14 feet deep on this site. The resulting two units each have 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The units will be shared by chronically homeless individuals with mental or physical disabilities. Supporting services are provided off-site.
Phase 2 of the project included re-siding the existing building to improve the long-term durability.
This project includes 41 units of affordable family housing. The project site is a flag lot adjacent to Napa Creek on First Street in Napa. Due to the required riparian setback and nature of the flag lot, the resulting buildable area is approximately 1.3 acres. In order to preserve as much of the site as possible for open space the buildings have been designed with tuck-under parking on half of the first floor, with ground floor units in front of the parking. Above the parking and ground floor units are 2-story townhouse apartments. The project also includes a community center and common open spaces.
Esposti Park is a 36-unit market rate apartment project located in the Shiloh Road Village Vision Plan (SRVVP) area of Windsor. The SRVVP envisions a mixed-use, walkable neighborhood around the intersection of Shiloh Rd. and Old Redwood Highway directly off Highway 101. Most of the existing area is devoted to rural residential properties. The project site is located on Old Redwood Highway in the northeast area of the plan. An apartment project, Windsor Redwoods, was built on the adjacent property to the south several years ago. The project was part of the Town of Windsor’s Merit Program in 2013 which is the method the town uses as part of their growth control ordinance as a way to allocate residential permits. The project also required a general plan amendment and a zone change to allow for a higher level of density. As part of the project the developer constructed a pedestrian crossing across Old Redwood Highway to provide for safe pedestrian access from the project, and future neighborhood, to the public park across the street.
This project sits to the north of a new street constructed as part of the Windsor Redwoods project. The street will eventually continue to the west leading to the future commercial area of the neighborhood. The three buildings of Esposti Park are oriented to this new street (Kendall Way) and to Old Redwood Highway, and have individual unit entries with access directly from the sidewalk. The buildings screen the view of the parking lot from the sidewalk. The two buildings fronting onto Kendall Way each have a small courtyard through which several units are accessed allowing for a place for residents to relax and interact.
The units are a mix of 1, 2 and 3-bedrooms, flats and townhouses. The buildings are a mix of 2 and 3-stories. Exterior siding includes board and batten and horizontal board siding with galvanized metal accents in awnings and balconies.
Benton Veterans Village at S.R.F.D. Firehouse No. 2 is a 7 unit affordable housing project targeting homeless veterans. On-going operations are 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 also includes 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 contains a manager’s unit, common laundry, shared meeting room and kitchen and has been brought up to current accessibility codes. The building has been 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, replacing 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 porch. Units are accessible to allow residents to age-in-place. The project was designed to Build It Green standards, and was certified GreenPoint Rated in 2020.
This collection of 14 tiny homes provides housing for homeless veterans on a county-owned parcel in Santa Rosa, CA. Each unit is 250 square feet and accessible. With an entry porch, a living/sleeping space, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a walk-in closet, these units are compact, but comfortable. Units are reached along common paths and arranged around a landscaped meadow and seating area. A common laundry facility is accessible to all residents.
Press coverage of the project may be seen at the links below: News of the North Bay Project Dedication Coverage KTVU Coverage of Project Dedication Press Democrat Coverage of the Project
This large, ranch-style home was remodeled to provide 14 beds of supportive housing for homeless veterans transitioning from drug and alcohol treatment. The program allows veterans to live in the house for up to two years while they get back on their feet. This 6 bedroom, 3 bathroom house includes a large kitchen and living area, as well as ample storage. The home is located in a semi-rural neighborhood on the edge of Sebastopol, offering plentiful outdoor spaces in both the front and back yards. The remodel was competed by Sustainable Structures.
Thirty of the 122 condominiums in the Stonefield at Fountaingrove complex were burned or damaged during the Tubbs Fire of October 2017. Originally built in the 1980s, the rebuilding process involved bringing the units up to current code, increasing energy efficiency, incorporating Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) requirements into the construction and detailing, and providing unit owners with alternative floor plan options that reflect contemporary tastes. The project also involved working with a handful of individual homeowners to incorporate specific changes to their units.
This project reconfigured an existing residential site owned by the City of Cloverdale and managed by Wallace House as a permanent, affordable housing site. One of the original three buildings was remodeled, and 23 new units were added in a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom homes. The resulting density is 13 units per acre. The project maintains a large riparian setback along Cherry Creek, which meanders through the site. Amenities include a nature path, garden area, playground, sports court, and a common building, along with outdoor rooms between buildings. See the whole site in this short video shot by drone.
In December 2022, The North Bay Business Journal named Cherry Creek Village the best North Bay Affordable Housing Project.
Hearn Veterans Village will provide 32 homeless veterans with permanent, supportive housing. A 2-acre parcel in Santa Rosa has been subdivided into four lots, each of which will contain one 6-bedroom house and one 2-bedroom accessory dwelling unit (ADU). Homes are being designed to reflect a modern California ranch vernacular with low-sloping roofs, durable exterior siding materials, and generous outdoor spaces. The larger site has been designed to create a community for the residents, with a variety of shared, common outdoor rooms for different sized groups and activities.
Each house will be approximately 3,100 square feet and will include a great room comprising kitchen, dining, and living rooms, as well as laundry, office, and 6 bedrooms. Each ADU will be approximately 1,000 square feet and will include an open living, dining and kitchen area, as well as 2 bedrooms. The design encourages residents to gather, cook, share meals, do laundry, and relax in a shared living environment, as well as retreat to their individual bedrooms for privacy. Universal design principles are being employed in ground floor spaces of all the homes to ensure access for aging residents, as well as those with mobility impairments.
The goal is for the homes to be designed and built to zero net energy, which will be accomplished by complying with the City of Santa Rosa’s All Electric Reach code and on-site electricity generation. The project will incorporate durable and low-toxic interior materials for reduced long-term maintenance costs and resident health.