I have acted as project manager for the development, financing, and commercial leasing of 20 affordable housing and mixed-use projects, resulting in approximately 2,000 rent-restricted housing units and over 10,000 square feet in commercial space.
Transit-oriented developments (TODs) are a critical component to the creation of sustainable communities. La Valentina was the first true TOD in the Sacramento Region and boasts over 1,000 light rail riders at La Valentina Station. Further down the Sacramento Regional Transit's Blue Line, Curtis Park Court will be a TOD for seniors within walking distance of amenities like the light rail station, Sacramento City College, and the Sacramento Zoo. The Arbors at Oak Park was the first project to close on financing following the dissolution of redevelopment and my last project at SHRA. Located at a the intersection of two key commercial corridors, The Arbors at Oak Park offers senior housing in a mixed-use community within one of Sacramento's oldest residential neighborhoods.
Mixed Use Projects
Mixed-use projects include both residential and retail components. In certain neighborhoods, these have proven transformative for the surrounding neighborhood. A transit-oriented development constructed adjacent to a light rail station on the site of a remediated brownfield, La Valentina has been awarded Best Infill Project by the Sacramento Business Journal, Transit Oriented Development of the Year by Sacramento Regional Transit, and the Blueprint Excellence Award from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments. I have also been involved in the commercial leasing of space in a breathtaking adaptive reuse and preservation of a historic building in Vallejo. The Temple Art Lofts include live/work lofts and ground floor retail space. In Pittsburg, California, Siena Court offers senior housing near amenities and ground floor retail space along Railroad Avenue, connecting Highway 4 to the Pittsburg Marina.
Casa de Angelo
I have worked on the construction and rehabilitation of several senior properties. In 2007, I advocated for the creation of community gardens for residents at two different developments. The outcome was a lovely gathering area for residents which also promoted health and wellness.
Garden Village Apartments
It is challenging for working families to find safe, affordable housing. I have worked on several communities that feature larger units and amenities such as playgrounds and pools for residents with children. In many cases, free after-school programs are provided on-site.
Garden Village - after rehab
Apartments require ongoing maintenance, but the funds for these capital improvements are not always readily available. I have participated in the rehabilitation of many apartment complexes in which the interiors and exteriors were improved in safety, functionality, and aesthetics. A particularly challenging renovation has been Garden Village. A property plagued by crime, code violations, high vacancy, pervasive mold problems, and significant damage has been renovated into a welcoming home for families complete with two new playground structures, community garden space, community building that has been doubled in size, and a free on-site after school program. Garden Village was also the first project in the country to implement the HUD Section 811 Project Rental Assistance program for adults with disabilities.