EAST WASHINGTON COMMONS

PETALUMA, CA

THE PROJECT PROPOSES  A 24 UNIT DEVELOPMENT OF 1 AND 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS OVER PARKING ON A 3/4 ACRE SITE IN PETALUMA, CA. EACH UNIT IS DESIGNED TO LET AS MUCH NATURAL LIGHT INTO THE SPACE AS POSSIBLE WITH FULL HEIGHT WINDOW WALLS & BALCONIES AT EACH UNIT. A GYM & COMMUNITY ROOM ARE PROPOSED ON THE GROUND FLOOR FLANKING A CENTRAL WELCOMING COURTYARD. 

THE BUILDING IS SET BACK FROM THE FRONT SIDEWALK TO CREATE A PUBLIC COURTYARD WITH OUTDOOR BENCHES, LANDSCAPING & ACCESS TO THE COMMUNITY ROOM. PERVIOUS PAVING IS USED AT THE DRIVE TO REDUCE STORM WATER RUNOFF WHILE A STORM WATER RETENTION AREA IS USED AT THE REAR OF THE SITE TO AID IN REMOVING SILT AND POLLUTION FROM RUN OFF WATER. 3 ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS ARE PROVIDED FOR TENANTS AS WELL AS SECURE INDOOR BIKE PARKING

12 UNITS ARE PLACES ON BOTH THE 2ND AND 3RD FLOORS WITH CIRCULATION PROVIDED BY A CENTRAL BREEZEWAY OPEN AT 3 ENDS TO PROVIDE LIGHT AND AIR MOVEMENT THROUGHOUT THE SPACE. IN ADDITION, EACH UNIT HAS IT’S OWN BALCONY. 

FULL HEIGHT WINDOWS ALLOW DAYLIGHT INTO THE INTERIOR SPACES REDUCING ELECTRIC & COOLING DEMANDS. 

PHOTO VOLTAIC ELECTRIC & THERMAL SOLAR PANELS AT THE ROOF LEVEL PROVIDE ONSITE RENEWABLE ENERGY WHILE ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS ALLOW TENANTS TO RECHARGE THEIR CAR WITH ON SITE RENEWABLE ENERGY, REDUCING TAIL PIPE EMMISIONS & INCREASING OCCUPANT SATISFACTION.