Mogavero Architects

Broadway 39 Construction Update

Located on Broadway in the historic Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento, this project is new construction for affordable senior housing. The Arbors, an affordable senior housing project designed by Mogavero and completed in 2013, is located directly across 39th Street. The unit design, exterior building form, and amenities of Broadway 39 are designed to reflect and complement the neighboring Arbors project from 11 years ago, with the intent that the two projects form one larger community of seniors. Both projects are developed by one of our long-standing developer partners, Related, and are to be managed by the same company, John Stewart Company.

The three-story, elevator-served building includes 43 residential units, a community room, management offices, bicycle storage room, trash collection room, and laundry facilities. The apartments are a mixture of studio units and one-bedroom units. The project took advantage of density bonus allowances because of its proximity to one of the best-used bus transit lines that operates along the Stockton Boulevard-Broadway Transit Corridor.

The project site is comprised of three parcels making use of land from SHRA as well as property from a neighboring church that has long envisioned more affordable housing in their neighborhood. A public alley separates the two parcels on the west side from the parcel on the east side. The two parcels west of the alley have been merged. The east parcel contains the parking lot. Two additional parking spaces are provided at the west side of the alley.

Designed and constructed according to Cal Green standards, this development is all-electric. Solar power will be provided by SMUD’s Neighborhood SolarShares program.

The building design incorporates a clean, modern aesthetic that contributes to the urban fabric along the Broadway corridor. Exterior finish materials include stucco, horizontal fiber cement, and limited metal roofing. The exterior color palette includes a base of warm neutrals with bold orange accents at the building entrances.

The site design allows several mature trees to remain, including a large oak tree providing shade at the parking lot. Landscape improvements include a community garden, courtyard patio with trellis for barbeques, shade structure with a garden shed, sunken lawn (which serves as both an outdoor amenity space and stormwater detention basin), and water-efficient trees and plants.

As we reach the halfway point in the construction schedule, we are excited to share significant milestones achieved over the past six months. The slab and building framing are nearly complete, showcasing the structural foundation of our vision. 

On the exterior, the current focus is ensuring a watertight building to allow interior trades to work during the wet winter months. The weather-resistant barrier installation is in the final stages and is set to be completed in early February. Simultaneously, fiber cement siding finish is wrapping up with an anticipated completion date in early February as well. After some rain delays, the TPO roof is being installed and is projected to be completed in mid-February. 

The next phases involve rough MEP work, covering of electrical wiring, access control and security, low voltage, and fire alarms. This stage—requiring intricate coordination of multiple trades—is scheduled to kick off in February and extend into March. With all the progress, the building is steadily taking shape. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting journey with a projected completion date of May 30, 2024!

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