19J Mixed Use

Sacramento, CA

Considered sustainable urban living designed specifically for millennials, 19J is a first of its kind infill project in the Sacramento region conceived to provide high quality workforce housing that is affordable by design. Utilizing an innovative load-bearing light-gauge framing system not been previously used in Sacramento allowed the team to build a significantly taller structure than is possible with wood framing, and do so at lower cost than traditional concrete or steel framed systems. Concrete shear walls were integrated with the light-gauge framing to create an efficient layout creating 173 residential units, 7,000 square feet of retail and parking on a tight urban site. To maximize on-site parking, a three level mechanical stacking system is incorporated at the second level.

Quick Facts

  • Size: 147,400 SF
  • Architect: The HR Group Architects
  • The structure consists of 9 stories of load bearing light gauge framing over a two-level concrete podium
  • The building was designed with the goal of achieving net-zero energy usage
  • Construction Cost: $30,000,000
  • Contractor: davisREED Construction, Inc.
  • Upon completion 19J will be the tallest load bearing light gauge building in Sacramento
  • Amenities include a 1,500 square foot rooftop garden

Photo credit: The HR Group Architects