8 affordable apartments are available for moderate-income residents. Amenities include a clubroom, saltwater pool and spa, fitness center, and a dog park and pet wash area
USA Properties Fund and property manager Greystar have started leasing Adega II in Rohnert Park, the second phase of the luxury apartment community that will include eight units for moderate-income residents to help meet the critical need for more affordable 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, Safeway and Walmart – dozens of local and national chain restaurants, several health providers and a community park built by USA Properties Fund.
Adega held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 8.
The first phase of Adega was completed in mid-2021 and was quickly leased. The same is expected with the soon-to-be-completed Adega II.
“It’s an awesome location, with amazing amenities,” said Tanner Amos, a Senior Manager for Greystar. “Adega II is a second opportunity to get into the community.”
Adega II will add 74 apartments, including eight apartment homes for moderate-income residents. Those apartments are for residents earning 120% or less of the median income for Sonoma County, or $122,950 for a two-person income household.
The more affordable apartments could be home to early-in-career professionals, such as first responders, government employees or school teachers. The affordable apartments – about one-third less than nearby units in nearby market-rate properties – could help hard-working families with children save for their first home or retirees living on a fixed income.
“Rohnert Park is the Friendly City, and that includes our commitment to being housing-friendly,” said Rohnert Park Mayor Samantha Rodriguez. “The city prioritizes housing at all levels, and these new units will help provide much-needed housing in our community. We’re especially pleased that eight of those units will be priced as affordable.”
According to a new report from Up For Growth, Sonoma County has a shortage of about 7,400 homes. And almost three of every five renters spend at least 30% of their income on rent, with another 28% spending more than half of their income on housing, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
USA Properties is committed to building affordable apartment communities and help address the housing shortage in Sonoma County. The Roseville-based company has 10 apartment communities in Sonoma and Napa counties, including nine affordable apartment communities.
“We’ve enjoyed much success and developed strong relationships with the cities in the region,” said Geoff Brown, President of USA Properties. “Adega II allows us to offer quality housing to a range of income levels – and with a range of space needs.”
Large apartments with a long list of amenities and features
When completed, the Adega apartment community – the first and second phases combined – will have a total of 209 homes.
Adega offers one- to three-bedroom apartments, with units ranging from 780 to 1,348 square feet, about 30% larger than nearby units in the Wine Country, according to RENTCafe.
Residents, regardless of their income, will enjoy a long list of amenities and features at Adega.
Apartments include Energy Star stainless-steel appliances, Quartz countertops, roll-down shades and wood plank flooring. A limited number of garages are available for residents.
Adega also includes 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.
“Adega has a lot to offer all of its residents,” Brown said. “And it helps meet a need.”