Luxury apartment community offers a long list of amenities, including clubroom, saltwater pool and spa, and EV charging stations
USA Properties Fund has started construction on Adega II, the second phase of a luxury apartment community that will include seven units for moderate-income residents and help meet the need for more housing in Sonoma County.
The Adega 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 in the former Rohnert Park Stadium neighborhood.
Adega is close to numerous stores – including Costco, Target and Walmart – dozens of local and national chain restaurants, several health providers and a community park built by USA Properties.
Adega II will add 74 apartments, including the seven reserved for moderate-income residents earning 110% or less of the median income for Sonoma County – or about $99,275 for a two-person household.
Those seven apartments reserved for moderate-income households could be home to early-in-career professionals, such as government employees or teachers, hard-working families with children saving for their first home or retirees living on a fixed income.
“The City of Rohnert Park takes the housing needs of our community seriously,” said Mayor Jackie Elward, adding the city has approved building permits for 1,800 apartments since 2015, including 300 for low-income residents. “We want everyone in our community to have a safe and affordable place to call home. For that reason, the city requires that developers set aside housing affordable to lower-income households in the larger market-rate developments.”
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It’s a commitment that USA Properties applauds and embraces. The company already has nine apartment communities in Sonoma County, including eight affordable communities. Another affordable apartment community is in nearby Napa.
“We’ve enjoyed tremendous success in the region, developing strong relationships with the cities and providing much-needed quality housing for residents,” said Geoff Brown, President of USA Properties. “We are looking forward to the evolution of the Stadium neighborhood, and continuing to play a part in its transformation.”
Construction on the second phase of Adega has already started and should be completed in late 2024. When completed, the Adega apartment community – the first and second phases combined – will have a total of 209 homes.
Rohnert Park, like many communities in the North Bay, has attracted the attention of residents able to work from home who are seeking lower-priced housing and more space, especially compared to San Francisco and San Jose.
Adega I, with larger-than-average apartments and a long list of amenities, has “performed very well,” with a faster-than-expected lease up after opening in early 2021, said Milo Terzich, Vice President of Development for USA Properties. The company expects similar interest for the $20.7 million Adega II development.
BIGGER APARTMENTS, A LONG LIST OF AMENITIES AND FEATURES
The Adega community offers one- to three-bedroom apartments, with units ranging from 780 to 1,428 square feet – about 30% larger than the average comparable-sized unit in California, respectively, according to RENTCafe.
While apartment size matters for residents, so do amenities and features. Adega checks those boxes as well.
Adega apartments include wood plank flooring, Energy Star stainless-steel appliances, Quartz countertops, automatic roll-down window shades, and full-size washers and dryers. A limited number of garages are available for residents.
The combined apartment communities will share a clubroom with a catering kitchen and fireplace; a saltwater pool and spa; a fitness room; an outdoor lounge area with fireplaces and firepits; an outdoor kitchen with barbecues; a dog park and pet wash area; and electric vehicle charging stations.
(Photos of amenities in the following photo gallery are from the adjacent Adega I, and are available for residents in Adega II to enjoy.)
USA Properties is dedicated to investing the “time and attention to the resident experience,” Terzich said. “We think long and hard about every door knob and light switch.”
Adega is the latest project for USA Properties Fund, one of the West’s largest affordable apartment community developer-owner-managers. The Roseville, Calif.-based company has more than 20 apartment communities – with a combined 3,000 units – in various phases of development.
“Each apartment community, every apartment home is critical in meeting the need for more housing,” Brown said. “And every door opens a new opportunity for residents.”