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Editor's note: The Business Journal features profiles of North Bay construction projects that are complete or nearly so. Send details to jquackenbush@busjrnl.com or fax to 707-521-5292.

Tuscany Village student housing

1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park

Owner: Sonoma State University

Description: Four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 1,500-square-foot, two-story suites in 16 buildings plus community and multipurpose buildings on 12 acres. Total occupancy is 129 residents.

Completion: August 2009

General contractor: Wright Contracting, Santa Rosa

Architecture: landscape - Quadriga Landscape Architecture & Planning, Santa Rosa; structure - TWM Architects & Planners, San Rafael

Engineering: civil - Brelje & Race Consulting Engineers; electrical - R. Slaughter & Associates, Petaluma; mechanical - The Engineering Partnership, Santa Rosa; structural - Structural Design Group, Santa Rosa

Cost: $50 million

Construction for this phase of new student housing at the university began in January 2008 and is set to wrap just before the first students are set to move in Aug. 17. Tuscany Village is configured like the Sauvignon Village housing complex on the campus with pairs of housing buildings arranged around courtyards.

One of the challenges with building on an active campus is working around student schedules, according to Mark Davis, president of general contractor Wright Contracting, which also built the Beujolais Village complex on campus four years ago. "We couldn't work during finals week and other events," he said.

The Meadows of Napa Valley new wing and campus renovations

1800 Atrium Pkwy., Napa

Owner: Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs

Developer and property management: Pacific Retirement Services Inc.

Description: New wing with 40 assisted-living units and 20 memory care units, new 2,500-square-foot kitchen and renovation of the lobby and existing units

Completion: December 2009

Architect: Ankrom Moisan Associated Architects, Portland, Ore.

Contracting: general - Wright Contracting, Santa Rosa; landscape - Landesign Construction & Maintenance, Santa Rosa; framing - Richard Hancock, Sonoma; drywall - Hinds Bros., Santa Rosa; electric - Blakeslee Electric, Santa Rosa

Engineering: acoustics and air quality - Illingworth & Rodkin, Petaluma; civil - Riechers Spence Associates, Napa; Kramer Gehlen & Associates, Vancouver, Wash.

Cost: $16 million

The new wing opened in mid-July, but renovations throughout the facility are set to continue through fall. The facility was first built in 1988 and added to in 1995. Since January 2008 when new construction began, the project has required careful scheduling, according to Mark Davis, president of Wright Contracting.

"There was a lot of coordination because you are building a new structure right next to older people and then moving them into new areas as existing areas are remodeled," he said.

Sutter Health campus in Novato

100 and 101 Rowland Way, Novato

Owner: Sutter Health, Santa Rosa

Description: ambulatory surgery center and multispecialty care center, totaling 20,000 square feet in two buildings

Completion: August 2009

Contracting: general - Wright Contracting, Santa Rosa; HVAC - Air Excellence, Petaluma; metal framing and drywall - Stockham Construction, Cotati

Architect: Boulder Associates, Sacramento

Engineering: mechanical and electrical - Axiom Engineers, Napa; structural - Miyamoto, Lafayette

Cost: $13.5 million

Sutter Health benefitted from some shuffling in Novato office real estate by acquiring 100 and 101 Rowland Way. The buildings were transformed in the past couple of years into a 9,600-square-foot North Bay Regional Surgery Center at 100 Rowland and other medical offices for Sutter Health and the California Pacific Medical Center physician foundation at 101 Rowland.

Rowan Court Apartments

2051 W. Steele Lane, Santa Rosa

Owner/developer: Burbank Housing Development Corp., Santa Rosa

Description: 62 affordable-housing units totaling 50,000 square feet

Completion: August 2009

Contracting: general - Wright Contracting, Santa Rosa; framing - Petersen Builders, Windsor; painting - C&F Painting & Decorating, Santa Rosa; HVAC - RNH Mechanical, Santa Rosa; electrical - Raynor Electric

Architecture: structure - Hedgpeth Architects, Santa Rosa; landscape - Quadriga Landscape Architecture & Planning, Santa Rosa

Engineering: civil - Carlenzoli & Associates, Santa Rosa; structural - Structural Design Group, Santa Rosa

Cost: $12.8 million

Drake's Way Apartments

20 Drake's Way, Larkspur

Developer:  EAH Housing, San Rafael

Description: 24 units of one- and two-story very-low-income rental housing, with five designed for special needs

Scheduled completion: November or December 2009

General contractor: L&D Construction, San Jose

Architecture: structure - Russell & Davis Architects, San Rafael; interior design - Interior Dimensions, Berkeley; landscape - Don Blayney & Associates, San Rafael

Engineering: mechanical - Elmendorf Associates, Gig Harbor, Wash.; civil - Land Development Solutions, Petaluma; structural - Murphy, Burr & Curry, San Francisco; electrical -Up-Light Electrical Engineering, Salt Lake City; geotechnical - Miller Pacific Engineering Group, Novato

Funding: financing - Citibank, state Housing and Community Development Department, county of Marin, Marin Community Foundation; equity investment - Union Bank; contributions -Tamalpais Pacific, city of Larkspur, EAH Housing, California Association of Realtors and individuals in honor of Maryjane Dunstan

Cost: $9.1 million

Property management: EAH Housing

Development started nine years ago, and EAH acquired the property in 2003. Ground-breaking was in April 2008, and the thin, irregular spine of hard rock under the site presented engineering challenges of the site that were "enormous," according to EAH project manager Andy Blauvelt.

"It's been quite a story, right up through the six months of extra hard-rock excavation despite the special grinding head imported from Sweden, but we are finally almost there," he said.

Every townhouse-style unit will have a view of both the peak of Mt. Tamalpais and San Francisco Bay in this transit-oriented development near the Larkspur ferry terminal. The goal is certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's new LEED for Homes rating system.