Sacramento developer Nikky Mohanna this week filed paperwork with the city to build a high-rise at 10th and K streets downtown that would include dorm-like units for young people who work at the state Capitol.
"We designed this with them in mind," Mohanna said. "One floor out of the 15 stories is a shared living situation where you really put a lot more focus on the shared amenities, the communal lounges, the co-working spaces."
Mohanna says right now those workers are having a hard time finding somewhere to live.
"A lot of the traditional developments are just too expensive for our younger workforce populations," she said. "There's a very difficult challenge that we're facing as a city and as a state in providing the affordable housing that is needed for our young workforce and we're really not designing anything that meets their needs."
Mohanna calls the project 10K. The building would also include hotel rooms and apartments.
She says the floor intended for young Capitol staffers would be designed with their budgets in mind.
"Anytime you build less space and you live in less space it's going to be ultimately cheaper," Mohanna said. "So that's essentially our goal, is to make these more affordable."
Construction could start next year and be completed in 2021.
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