Developer plans 269 new apartments in Sacramento, Calif.

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A developer is working to build 269 market-priced rental apartment units in the Woodlake neighborhood of North Sacramento on vacant land.

Mogavero Architects

A developer plans to build 269 apartments in the Woodlake neighborhood of North Sacramento.

The apartments would all be at market rates, said Nathaniel Sebok, director at Mogavero Architects. He didn’t have a rental price range available, but said it would be more affordable than downtown and downtown.

The development, called The Grove at Woodlake, would be built just north of Highway 160, on several vacant lots between Royal Oaks Drive and Canterbury Road, near Woodlake High School.

The size of the units would range from studios to three bedrooms, Sebok said.

Developer Redwood Residential targets young professionals, Sebok said. The project would also include a pavilion with a fireplace, bike path, pool and spa, and could include outdoor games, barbecue areas or fire pits. Some units would have dens, which could be used for working from home.

Sebok stressed the importance of infill housing.

“We need to start finding these sites instead of expanding into Natomas, Roseville,” Sebok said. “It’s really important to find these sites that are part of the urban fabric of the city, that exist and to use them. We are really happy and proud to do so.

An estimated 45,580 new housing units, including 16,769 for low-income residents, are needed in the city by 2029, according to a state-commissioned report.

Construction of the apartments is expected to begin in fall 2022, and the units would likely be available for occupancy by the end of 2024, Sebok said.

The project requires approval from city staff, but does not require approval from the Planning and Design Commission or city council, Sebok said.

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Theresa Clift covers Sacramento City Hall. Prior to joining The Bee in 2018, she covered local government in newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. She grew up in Michigan and graduated from Central Michigan University.


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