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1500 Q Street & the Q Street Lofts

This project consists of historic adaptive re-use of the 1894 Enos Grocery Store and the construction of new infill rowhouse type units adjacent to the 16th Street Light Rail Station. What began as a corner grocery store has become a locally owned coffeehouse that features the original turned columns and beams of the structure. Return of this building to service has helped to enliven and add security to this public place. The Q Street Lofts was one of the first new loft buildings to be completed in Sacramento and was designed to complement the historic neighborhood while also evoking a modern aesthetic. The project has affordability requirements set by the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency that assisted in the financing of the project.

Completion Date: March 2001.
Location: 1500 Q Street
Developer: Historic Properties LLC, Kay Knepprath, Ron Vrilakas and James Henkel
Architect: Ron Vrilakas Architects
Unit Count:
4 Loft Apartments (900 S.F.)

2 1BD/1BA (600 SF)

Total Units: 6

Affordable Units: Two units set at 60% of median income
Total Building Area: 5,890 SF
Acres: 0.15 Acres
Dwelling Units per Acre: 42 DUA
Current Retail Tenant: Naked Lounge Cafe
Parking: 4 Garages
Development Costs: $943,717
Sources of Financing:
$585,000 First Northern Bank of Dixon

$33,000 Equity

$50,000 Deferred Developer Fees

$100,000 East End Mitigation Fund (State of California) and CADA.

$219,000 Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA)

Rents: Call (916) 457-3793 to speak with property manager.