USA celebrates Adega opening, details plans for a second phase

Luxury apartment community in Rohnert Park offers a long list of amenities, including a clubroom, saltwater pool, dog park and
EV-charging stations

USA Properties Fund celebrated the grand opening July 28 of Adega in Rohnert Park, the first of two market-rate apartment communities helping meet the need for more housing in Sonoma County.

The luxury apartment community – located at 541 Carlson Avenue, a few blocks west of Highway 101 and just north of the Rohnert Park Expressway – is part of the Five Creek subdivision, which includes housing, retail and a community park built by USA Properties.

The Adega apartment community is close to numerous stores – including Costco, Target and Walmart – dozens of local and national chain restaurants, and several health-care providers.

The 135-apartment Adega is the first of two apartment communities by USA Properties in the former Rohnert Park Stadium neighborhood. Construction on the adjacent Adega II could begin in April and bring another 74 apartments – including seven affordable units – to the much-in-demand Rohnert Park. The second phase could be completed in late 2023.

USA Properties already has eight apartment communities – including seven affordable communities – in Sonoma County, from Petaluma to Santa Rosa. Another apartment community is in nearby Napa.

“We’ve enjoyed much success in the region, providing quality homes for residents and developing strong relationships with the cities,” said Geoff Brown, President of USA Properties. “We’re proud to be part of an effort to help transform the Stadium neighborhood, including putting in a community park available to everyone.”

Adega Grand Opening with Gabe Gardner | USA Properties Fund, Inc.
USA Properties’ Gabe Gardner talks about the new apartment community during an event July 28.

Room(s) to roam: Three-bedroom apartments available

Rohnert Park, like many communities in California close to major cities, has attracted the attention of residents seeking lower-priced housing and more space during the past 18 months. Adega, which offers three-bedroom apartments with as much as 1,418 square feet, started leasing just as the Covid pandemic started.

“We were pleasantly surprised with how well Adega leased up, especially given the challenges and restrictions,” said Milo Terzich, Vice President of Development for USA Properties. “Both apartment communities will be fulfilling the city’s master plan for the area.”

And helping fulfill a need for more housing in Rohnert Park.

“We understand there is a housing shortage, and we want to be part of the solution,” said Rohnert Park Mayor Gerard Giudice. The city recently approved an ordinance that requires affordable housing for new apartment communities with 50 or more units. “We are definitely doing our part.”

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Outdoor kitchen, barbecues and firepits make year-round get-togethers easy

When the second phase is completed, the Adega apartment community will have a combined 209 units, offering one- to three-bedroom homes. Apartment features include wood plank-style flooring, Energy Star stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops, automatic roll-down window shades, and full-size washers and dryers.

The combined apartment communities include a clubroom with a catering kitchen and fireplace; a saltwater pool and spa; fitness room; an outdoor lounge area with fireplaces and firepits; an outdoor kitchen area with barbecues; a dog park and pet-wash area; and electric vehicle charging stations.

The Adega I apartment community, with a total cost of about $51.2 million, is the latest market-rate project for USA Properties. The Roseville-based company has been expanding into market-rate developments the past several years.

USA Properties, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, is one of the largest affordable apartment community developer-owner-managers in the West.

“We are committed to creating outstanding communities, whether they are affordable or market-rate housing,” USA Properties’ Brown said. “Each new apartment is critical to meeting the need for more housing in the state, and opens the door to a new home for residents.”