Located within the Bridge District, West Gateway Place II is the development of a new apartment community in the City of West Sacramento. West Gateway Place II is being co-developed by the West Sacramento Housing Development Corporation and Jamboree Housing Corporation (Jamboree). This development will provide 60 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartment units for large families including a manager’s unit. The development will target households earning between 30% and 60% of the Area Median Income with six (6) permanent supportive housing units set aside for families earning 20% of the Area Median Income and who are at-risk of homelessness, homeless, and chronically homeless with a mental health diagnosis.
West Gateway Place II is located on a 0.9-acre vacant lot at 802 Delta Lane between Delta Lane and Tower Bridge Gateway. The topography of the site is relatively flat including a flat interface with Delta Lane to the south, but with approximately a 6-foot grade differential that gently slopes down to Tower Bridge Gateway to the north. Located within the City of West Sacramento’s Bridge District, the site is in a waterfront urban mixed-use area along the West Sacramento side of the Sacramento River and is close to several recreational amenities such as River Walk Park, Sutter Health Park, Mill Street Pier, and The Barn. To the west of the project site along Chromium Lane is Ironworks, a residential community made up of single-family homes and condos. Tower Bridge Gateway is a major throughfare that runs east west with major retail shopping areas. With its central location and transit access, future residents will be able to access job locations in West Sacramento and the Capitol. The proposed development is located immediately adjacent to Jamboree’s West Gateway Place, a 77-unit large family development that was completed in February 2017.
West Gateway Place II consists of one 4-story Type V wood construction building which includes two wings connected by a pedestrian bridge. The development will provide a total of 60 affordable family units made up of a mix of (27) 1- Bedrooms (616 sqft), (18) 2-Bedrooms (952 sqft), and (15) 3-Bedrooms (1232 sqft) including one 3- bedroom manager’s unit. All units will have individually controlled ductless mini-split heating and cooling units as well as EnergyStar refrigerator and dishwasher, plus a full-size range with range hood. Access to all floors via one elevator will be provided in the west wing. All the first-floor units facing north along Tower Bridge Gateway, the main thoroughfare, have secondary entry doors and stoops, which contributes to a more urban character, activating the street frontage with private front stoops.
As a unique design feature, an exterior staircase wrapped in steel structure with wood slats serves as a defining element of the project from Tower Bridge Gateway. Residential units facing south along Delta Lane will have private balconies made with prefabricated metal. The exterior of the building is articulated using color and material change to create depth and visual interest. Exterior materials that will emphasize the uniqueness of the project will include cement plaster and fiber cement cladding.
The ground-floor will contain residential units and common areas including a community room, a teen lounge, fitness room, laundry room, property management offices, additional offices for resident social services, as well as utility and maintenance spaces such as trash room, mechanical equipment and electrical rooms, and a secure bicycle storage room. A secured outdoor courtyard provides easy access to a children’s playground area that will be easily accessible from the laundry room, a youth lounge, and a large community room with a kitchen that will be used for childcare, youth programming and other resident services programming. Levels 2 through 3 contain residential dwelling units.