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Architect who designed Warehouse Artist Lofts proposes another downtown loft complex

An architect has applied to build a 38-unit art-themed apartment building on downtown Sacramento’s Q Street.
An architect has applied to build a 38-unit art-themed apartment building on downtown Sacramento’s Q Street.

Seeking to feed off the burgeoning art scene along downtown’s R Street corridor, the architect who designed the Warehouse Artist Lofts has submitted plans to the city of Sacramento to construct a 38-unit apartment complex at 12th and Q streets dubbed QArtLofts.

The market-rate apartments would include studios, lofts, one-bedroom apartments and one-bedrooms with lofts, according to an application submitted by Applied Architecture.

In addition to two three-story apartment buildings, plans call for constructing a parking facility in an 85-year-old building on the site historically used as an auto repair shop.

QArtLofts would be built one block from the large Warehouse Artist Lofts complex on R Street. Restaurants, offices and other apartments are also being built along that once-industrial corridor.

“The development has an ‘Art’ theme which ties to the theme of the R Street corridor and especially the Warehouse Artist Lofts designed by the same architect,” architect Michael Malinowski wrote in the application.

Some of the same materials used at WAL, including perforated metal and exposed wood, would be used in QArtLofts.

Ryan Lillis: 916-321-1085, @Ryan_Lillis

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