16 Powerhouse, along with Tricorp Construction, the general contractor, was awarded The Sacramento Business Journal’s Best Real Estate Project in the Mixed Use category. Completed in June 2015, 16 Powerhouse offers midtown high end living with local flavor and environmental sustainability. On the ground floor, 8,000 sf of commercial/retail space is already occupied by Magpie Café, Orchid Thai, Sun and Soil Juice Company, and Insight Coffee Roasters.
The 50 luxury apartments are spacious, urban living units ranging from 825 square feet in the one bedroom units to 1600 square feet in the penthouse units. They feature full kitchens, closet space, spectacular views, high-end appliances, and high-tech features such as monitors with views of the lobby to communicate with visitors, and HDMI connections in multiple rooms. Sustainability is a key feature of the property with photovoltaic and solar hot water heating systems, a mechanical, stacking car parking system with an automated lift, and energy efficient mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems. Recycled materials are used throughout the project, including re-use of the two redwood trees that were removed at the beginning of the project. Their wood is used in the outdoor furniture in the common courtyard, as well as in railings outside the retail space on the ground floor. The project is targeting LEED Platinum Certification.
D & S Development developed the project in conjunction with CADA, as part of the movement to revitalize Sacramento’s downtown region. The team funded the project without subsidies. The design team included LPAS, Buehler & Buehler, Stanton Engineering, and Cunningham Engineering.