West Sacramento, California
Good is a high-density residential project in West Sacramento with a site plan that includes 33 single-family detached homes and two duplexes with a mix of two and three-story building types. With ground floor garages, each home has living areas and a balcony on the second level with bedrooms on the ground floor as well as on the second or third floors.
Each of the homes has elevated front stoops that are situated along an internal lane similar to the historic alley pattern of the surrounding neighborhood.
Unique to this project site are four large oak trees on the southwest corner of the site that will be preserved within an urban park. The park is an asset for the project, but also serves as a front porch to the community.
The site has a community garden and open space situated around four heritage oak trees and an urban park. The park serves as a front porch to the community and can be observed by ground floor studios or offices and second floor decks.
- Right-sized, smaller-footprint homes on a redeveloped, infill site
- Energy efficient design – exceeded California’s Title 24 requirements by an average of more than 25%
- Natural daylighting and ventilation features with high ceilings
- Storm water detention and purification
- Variable speed HVAC fans with an automated night time ventilation system
- Locally manufactured materials with high recycled content and low toxicity
- Fully thermally broken aluminum window frames with low- e dual pane glazing
- External window shading
- Water wise landscape with native and adapted plant species
- Insulation with recycled content and free of formaldehyde
- Flooring with low V.O.C. and no formaldehyde adhesives
- Paint and adhesives have low to no V.O.C.
- Construction/demolition waste programs reduced land fill impact
Overview of the Good Project, LJUrban and MNA, featuring Craig Stradley, AIA
Discussion of Good project from MNA Junior Designer and Good resident Gerard Falla