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ULI Suburban Project of the Year
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Sacramento honored Mogavero Architects and Mercy Housing California for our work on The Lohse Apartments as the Suburban Project of the Year. The ULI’s Annual Vision Honors recognizes infill development in the region, as well as individuals who stand out with their contributions to land use and real estate development. According to David Mogavero, the principal-in-charge for this project, “The Lohse was designed and built on an affordable housing budget, which shows what can be done when a client like Mercy is dedicated to insuring that projects are a significant asset to their community.” An infill development in the City of Roseville, The Lohse Apartments accomplishes goals of the City’s Downtown Specific Plan with new residential development, facilities to support the arts and entertainment district, and enhancement of the city core with restaurants and retail. The high density, mixed use project, includes 58 residential units over subterranean parking. In addition to the first floor common area and central outdoor courtyard, 2,500 square feet of commercial space is available for retail use. Read more about The Lohse Apartments.
Mogavero Architects’ New Office Celebration
After settling into our new home near the R Street Corridor, Mogavero Architects held an open house to celebrate and showcase our new digs. With 200 in attendance, we nibbled on appetizers, sipped on “Mogaritas,” enjoyed the sunset on our roof terrace, and led our visitors on staff guided tours. The music of a long-time friend Kent Lacin and his jazz band Beat Salad flowed through the open space while we mingled and welcomed clients, consultants and friends. On the second floor, we removed the roof of the old board room to create a large roof terrace with views and seating areas for staff to enjoy. Mogavero Architects purchased the previous Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange (SRBX) office building in the Summer of 2018 and immediately began an overhaul of the property. After an extensive renovation, we moved into the building in May 2019. While the exterior of the brick building remains mostly unchanged, interior walls and closed offices were eliminated to create open space, a large glass-enclosed conference room was created, and lots of skylights were added to bring in more natural light. We completely replaced the mechanical equipment with an all-electric VRF system that is paired with a ventacity heat recovery system and a whole house night ventilation system. View more images of the building’s remodel here: Mogavero Architects Offices Mogavero Architects occupies about 9,000 of the 13,000 square foot building. The remaining 4,000 square feet is undergoing renovation for a new tenant. VCO, a commercial furniture and design firm, is expected to move in for business next month.
Join Mogavero Architects for the 16th Annual Ride the Parkway
Mogavero Architects will be participating in the 16th Annual Ride the Parkway on Sunday, October 6, 2019. We’re proud to have been sponsors of the annual Ride the Parkway, supporting the American River Parkway Foundation (ARPF) since the ride’s inception 16 years ago. Riders will explore one of three routes on the American River Bike Trail, taking in the Parkway’s natural beauty along the way. After the ride, a BBQ at William B. Pond Park will feature lunch, local beer, live music, prizes, and bicycle vendors. Over the past 15 years, riders have raised more than $300,000 for Parkway improvements such as the restoration of areas burnt from fire, removal of non-native plants, and river cleanups to remove trash and debris. In 2018, the ARPF removed more 88,000 pounds of trash and 143,000 invasive plants from the Parkway, cleared 18 miles of the equestrian/hiking trail, and exposed 1,248 youth to the Parkway through their outdoor education program. The sponsorship of Ride the Parkway enables the ARPF staff and volunteers to ensure your Parkway is open and enjoyable for years to come. Come join us for a fun ride for a great cause! For more information on the event and to register, visit Ride the Parkway.
New Vision for Old Stockton City Hall
As the City of Stockton prepares to move it’s City headquarters to a new location, a possible new market rate housing and commercial/retail development is in the planning stages for the soon vacant City Hall and immediate area. Cort Companies, a development firm dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of historic buildings and downtowns, has recruited Mogavero Architects in the design and planning of an adaptive reuse of the City’s Historic Landmark. Earlier this month, Stockton City Council members voted unanimously to grant exclusive negotiating rights to Cort Companies for the purchase of the old City Hall. Cort envisions a mixed use, live/work environment including retail, co-working space, multifamily market rate housing, event and open green space. The approval grants Cort Companies one year to finalize a purchase agreement to move forward with the project. Mogavero Architects’ design shows a vibrant vision for the revitalization of the historic City Hall, with new market rate housing to the South and an activated public space to the North. “The Rotunda,” the primary public lobby of the old City Hall would house a co-working/café style space, and a “maker” space would occupy the basement. The balance of the interior of the building would be used for loft style residences with expansive windows and high ceilings affording abundant natural light. Read more about the revitalization of Stockton’s City Hall: Cort Companies Blog: http://downtownturnaround.net/city/changing-face-downtown-stockton/
Grand Award for Bartlett Commons
Developed by CFY Development and designed by Mogavero Architects, Bartlett Commons, an affordable, multifamily apartment community in Davis, has won a 2019 Gold Nugget Grand Award. The Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) annual competition honors architectural design and planning excellence, and drew over 600 entries from around the world this year. After earning Merit honors for the Best Affordable Housing Community (30 to 60 du/acre) earlier in May, the Davis Cannery community was honored May 31st with the Grand Award for the category. With a focus on a pedestrian and bicycle friendly environment, Bartlett Commons residents benefit from the amenities in the immediate area. Public parks, bike and walking pathways, and a working 7-acre farm are available to tenants; and the adjacent market and Town Center are easily accessible for restaurants and shopping. The Bartlett Commons’ affordable one, two and three bedroom apartments, feature 62 rental units. The 2,000 square foot community building with on-site property management, fitness room, classroom and laundry facilities opens to a central courtyard with a playground for children. To read more about CFY Development’s Bartlett Commons community in Davis, see the project’s page on our website.
Main Street Plaza Breaks Ground
A Groundbreaking Ceremony was held for Main Street Plaza last week, the latest Mogavero Architects multifamily project in Roseville. Main Street Plaza is a mixed use, multifamily project with 65 apartments. Two 4-story buildings, consisting of one, two, and three bedroom units will include nearly 3,000 square feet of retail space, and space for offices. The project at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Main Street in Roseville aims to continue revitalizing the downtown and old town areas of Roseville. Completion for Main Street Plaza is expected in late 2020.
Sierra Village Receives Sustainability Award
Sierra Village, Mogavero Architects’ affordable housing project for Self-Help Enterprises, received an Award of Excellence for Sustainable Residential Development from the San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Program. Self-Help Enterprises Sierra Village, Dinuba Located in Dinuba, California, Sierra Village is an energy and transportation friendly community created for area farm workers and their families. Sustainable features include solar PV, water conservation measures, and a vanpool program in partnership with the California Vanpool Authority that residents and the surrounding community can utilize to transport to and from work. A joint initiative of the San Joaquin Council of Governments, the San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Awards Program recognizes Sustainable Development Projects throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
May is Bike Month 2019
The Sacramento region’s annual May is Bike Month campaign starts this week. Take advantage of the spring weather and health benefits, and join Mogavero Architects as we pedal to work, school, errands and for recreation and fun! Principals Craig Stradley and Nathaniel Sebok leading our staff on a bike outing Biking offers benefits for your personal health, while promoting healthy communities as a whole. Pedaling helps riders avoid traffic congestion, saves them money on gas, and helps reduce air pollution; and it’s also really good for your heart and soul. Principal Renner Johnston at Folsom Lake As a recognized Bicycle Friendly Business and with one third of Mogavero Architects’ staff daily bicycle commuters, we took second place last year! Get out there and challenge us for the top spot! Register and find more information at May is Bike Month. Alix and Nate Jump Bikin’ it to the 2019 Housing California Conference!
Mogavero Wins National Award Three Consecutive Years
Bartlett Commons, an affordable multifamily housing project in Davis’ The Cannery community won a Gold Award in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)’s Best in American Living Awards (BALA) Affordable Multifamily category. Designed by Mogavero Architects and developed by CFY Developments, Inc., Bartlett Commons is a 62-residence project featuring a 2,000 square foot community building. Amenities also include an outdoor courtyard and play area for children, access to a working 7-acre farm, and nearby transit, shopping and services. Bartlett Commons, The Cannery, Davis This is the third year in a row Mogavero Architects has been honored with a National Award in the NHAB’s Best in American Living Affordable Multifamily category. NAHB announced BALA winners last fall and presented the finalists in each category at its annual awards ceremony at last week’s International Builders’ Show. Bartlett Commons, The Cannery, Davis Bartlett Commons also won a Sacramento Business Journal Best Real Estate Projects Award last year. For more information on The Cannery’s Bartlett Commons, visit the project’s webpage.
Grand Opening for Mercy Housing Project in Roseville
Mercy Housing California held a Grand Opening for their new affordable housing community designed by Mogavero Architects in Downtown Roseville last week. The Lohse Apartments, Roseville, CA The Lohse Apartments is a high density, mixed use affordable housing development located on Vernon Street in Downtown Roseville. The project is located on one of the catalyst sites identified by the City of Roseville as a priority for implementation of the Downtown Specific Plan. Grand Opening Ceremony at The Lohse Apartments The Lohse Apartments, Roseville, CA The City of Roseville created a video highlighting The Lohse and further development projects, including mention of another one of Mogavero’s projects, Main Street Plaza. City of Roseville Grand Opening of The Lohse Video For more information about the Lohse Apartments project, visit the project’s page here: The Lohse Apartments