As you may know, for the past eight years Mogavero Notestine Associates has been actively engaged in Park[ing] Day, which is an annual event which helps to bring attention to the benefit of parks in our community through the creation of short-term parklets, which last for only one day: over the years we’ve been involved […]
Friday 20 September was Park(ing) Day – an event Mogavero Notestine Associates has participated in since just after its inception in 2005. (http://parkingday.org) (http://rebargroup.org/parking-day/) This year, for the first time, the section of 20th street between K & J was almost completely filled with popup parklets, ranging from the silly and fun to the sublime, […]
For many years, I have been looking across a large expanse of a fenced-off “no-man’s land” at the old brick locomotive works buildings in the middle of Sacramento’s abandoned Railyards. Today, one of the buildings was opened up to the public for a couple of hours. It was fascinating to see the enormous spaces that […]
Great news on the efforts to reduce homelessness in Sacramento…
One of my favorite suburban master-planned projects is I’on in South Carolina, in the “Lowlands” near Charleston. It’s an excellent example of a New Urbanist project. While it is unfortunately a “green field” development (not infill) and relies far too much on auto commutes, it is a beautiful place. The buildings are traditional, but not […]
I was a happy, dedicated Davis resident, who thoroughly enjoyed the bicycle paths, greenbelts and kid-centric culture but my wife, daughter and I moved to West Sacramento for one simple reason: being able to purchase a super-sustainable, ultra-chic eco-urban home in the Good project…
Demolition has begun and soon the site will be ready for new development…
Rochdale Grange is a 44 unit, neighborhood friendly, multi-family complex that is designed to emulate a traditional craftsman style home in historic Woodland. The project consists of 8, two-story buildings and a separate community building with a second level manager’s unit. Unlike typical garden style apartments that often create an isolated community, Rochdale Grange addresses […]
While mayor of Oakland, Gov. Jerry Brown attempted to jump-start the construction of substantial new housing downtown. He found it tough going for many reasons, including challenges brought under the California Environmental Quality Act. His frustration has led him to focus on reforming the CEQA process for infill development.
Located near downtown Sacramento, Metro Square was developed through a partnership between a merchant builder and the local redevelopment agency. This infill market-rate single family housing project helped transform the central city housing market. The project featured 45 single family homes on 2.2 acres (21 dwelling units to the acre) which ranged in size from […]
The design for this remodel and expansion communicated the company’s central identity as a roaster of fine coffee while expanding opportunities for on-site retail sales. The facade was redesigned to incorporate more light and visual identity into what was an older, utilitarian commercial building. The roaster and cafe now has an airy feeling indoors and […]
Our firm was chosen to help California State University Sacramento create a master plan for a faculty and staff housing village southeast of the main campus in an emerging enterprise zone for clean tech and green companies. The proposed 25-acre, mixed-use neighborhood will be within walking distance of the campus and provide a mix of […]
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, and a unique eco-urban aesthetic. 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. 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.
This master plan envisions the revitalization of Martin Luther King Boulevard in south Oak Park, a challenged neighborhood with tremendous opportunities…
Sacramento, California Sustainable architecture, characterized by responsible site selection, promotes broad community benefits and reduced ecological impact. CityWalk Townhomes provide diverse housing options in a central city neighborhood within easy walking and biking distance to 100,000 jobs, schools and community.
Our firm provided architecture and development management services for The Greater Sacramento Urban League. The shape of the Urban League building expresses the many sustainable design techniques used throughout the structure and illustrates a comprehensive approach to sustainable architecture; incorporating classrooms, offices, an auditorium, child care facility and support services, this building is energy efficient as well as humanistic.
Our firm assisted the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency and the North Highlands community in creating preemptive community development strategies in anticipation of the closure of McClellan AFB and in developing post closure land use strategies….