Mogavero Architects

1200 Park Avenue


On a redeveloped brownfield site along a busy commercial corridor, 1200 Park Avenue provides affordable senior housing as an integral part of Chico’s revitalization strategy. Covering an entire city block, the architectural design presents an urban, three-story face to the Avenue and a two-story residential scaled facade to the single-family residential street behind. Heritage trees were preserved throughout the site.

The project exceeds Title 24 by 20%.

The project includes 107-units in 2- and 3-story apartment buildings on 1.46 acres. One-and two-bedroom units range from 560 to 800 square feet with a total project square footage of 89,000 square feet. The complex incorporates numerous common areas allowing residents to interact, thereby creating a community and diminishing the likelihood of isolation for residents.

Exceeding Title 24 by 20%, each unit has its own balcony or porch with highly transparent common living spaces and kitchens, while offices enliven the street level. Covered walkways and pergolas provide outdoor space for resident interaction and shaded outdoor activities. Operable windows wrap the project to allow for natural ventilation and surveillance, providing defensible space and eyes on the street.