Project: Amorosa Village affordable housing (Phases I and II)
Location: 1300 Pebble Creek Dr., Santa Rosa
Owner: Amorosa Village, LP
Developer: Burbank Housing Development Corporation
General Contractor: Midstate Construction Corporation
Architect: Hunt Hale Jones Architects
Structural Engineer: Structural Design Group
Mechanical/Plumbing Engineer: The Engineering Partnership
Electrical Engineer: Fard Engineers
Acoustical Consultant: Rosen Goldberg & Der
Geotechnical Engineer: RGH Geotechnical & Environmental
Landscape Architect: Levesque Planning & Design
Civil Engineer: Civil Design Consultants
Fire Sprinkler Consultant: Alpha Fire Suppression Systems
Dry Utilities Consultant: Nor-Coast Utility Design Inc.Major subcontractors
Phase 1: Alpha Fire Suppression Systems., Adriano Masonry, Alcal Arcade Contracting, Carlson Drywall, Coggins Fence Co., Custom Design Countertops, Custom Plumbing, DV Pro Painting, Fedco, Gonsalves & Santucci, HardwareTech Inc., Lanz Cabinets, Marin Carpet, Morris Heating, Neary Landscaping, Pacific Concrete, Peterson Tile, Ross Recreation, Shapiro Plastering, Shook & Waller, Standards of Excellence, Wiggins Electric, Windows West
Phase 2: AAA Energy Systems, Alcal Arcade Contracting, Alpha Fire Suppression Systems, Centerline Plumbing, Curtis and Sons Door, DNA Plastering, Fedco, Joseph Brothers, Landesign Construction and Maintenance, Lanz Cabinets, Marin Carpet, Mike Reason Painting, Pacific Concrete, Peterson Tile, Raynor Electric, Shannon Masonry, Shook & Waller, Standards of Excellence, Windows West
SANTA ROSA -- The Amorosa Village affordable apartment and town house community, located at 1300 Pebble Creek Drive in southwest Santa Rosa, started taking residents last spring.
Built at a cost of $29 million, construction was financed by the Housing Authority of the city of Santa Rosa, and finished with additional federal stimulus funding. The project received the support of the Department of Economic Development and Housing.
Amorosa Village is the multi-family portion of the existing Dutton Village at 2740 Dutton Meadow Drive.
With a total of 150 units, Amorosa is the largest of 46 developments built to date by Burbank Housing Development Corporation, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the supply of low-income housing in Sonoma County.
Phase II, with 53 units, was completed in June, and Phase I, with 97 units, was finished in September. Fifty two of Phase II’s units are targeted to households at 30, 50 and 60 percent of area median income along with one unrestricted manager’s unit.
“Amorosa is like a small rural town with its own community pavilion, resident gardens, mail room, laundry, two playgrounds (one for small children), a basketball court, and two acres of outdoor space for picnics and barbecues. There are also several small plazas dispersed within the village for communal living,” said Larry Boughton, construction department manager with Burbank Housing.
“Every unit has a view and the village offers a feeling of openness. You don’t feel cramped in. Durable finishes and plumbing fixtures were used that don’t need replacement as often. We also incorporated extensive ceramic tile flooring and a 50-year rated roofing system.”
Amorosa is comprised of two and three story buildings with flats on the first floor and town homes above.
With an average of 30 units per acre, the complex covers five acres on a parcel that once served as farmland.
There are 17 buildings on the site with a total of 160,000 square feet of living space. Units include 480 to 500 square foot studios, plus one, two and three bedroom units up to 1,000 square feet. All ground units are accessible with seven units completely outfitted with special features to aid the physically challenged.