Rocky Hill Veterans Housing

Vacaville CA | Completed 

2019

Street view of Rocky Hill Veterans Housing in Vacaville, California. #

Full view of Rocky Hill Housing from street.

Image Credit
Eric Rorer
Rocky Hill Veterans Housing is one of the only affordable developments dedicated to Veterans in Solano County, providing much-needed homes for chronically unhoused and low-income Veterans and their families.

The community offers 39 new homes—including one-, three-, and four-bedroom units—in a pair of three-story buildings linked by outdoor circulation. The housing and landscape are highly integrated, centered on a richly programmed central plaza—or zócalo—that fosters resident interaction and connection. A community building topped with a living roof offers on-site management and services, indoor common space, and a computer lab.

The innovative project combines conventional and modular construction with modified steel shipping containers. The design capitalizes on the container door removal to provide floor-to-ceiling windows, and uses alternating container orientations to create facade variation.

The LEED Gold development serves as a catalyst for further neighborhood improvement and as a model for sustainable design at an affordable cost. Rocky Hill integrates passive and active strategies in the interest of both resident well-being and operational economy, including strategically placed shade trees, solar PVs, light-weight sunshades, 1-to-1 bicycle parking, natural light, cross ventilation, and biofiltration planters with native plantings. 

An icon for the community, the central elevator tower is adorned with a custom steel sculpture designed and fabricated by a local artist, firefighter, and Veteran Manwell Gadi. Entitled “Coming Home”, the sculpture represents and recognizes transformation and sacrifice of Veterans and their families.   


Recognition


Awards
Honor Award—Multifamily Residential
AIA East Bay

Team


Developer
Trower Housing Partners, LP
Executive Architect
G7A Architecture | Urban
Design Architect
David Baker Architects
Modular Manufacturor
GrowthPoint Structures
General Contractor
Precision General Commercial Contractors
Landscape Architect
KLA Inc.
Structural Engineer
Murphy Burr Curry
Civil Engineer
CAB Consulting Engineers
Artisan Metal Fabricator
Laced Up Metal
LEED Consultant
Partner Energy

Project Details


Project Number
21415

Address

582 Rocky Hill Road
Vacaville, CA
United States



Status
Completed
2019

Number of Units
1 Bedroom
12
3 Bedroom
15
4 Bedroom
12

Total 39

Density Ratios
Project
53,551 sf
Acres
1.42

Parking
Parking Spots
59
Bicycle Parking
39

Construction
Modular
Type V-A
3 Stories

Certifications
LEED for Homes Gold

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