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The A . J . at The Railyards : Transforming Downtown

Once home to the artisans and craftspeople who built the transcontinental railroad , The Railyards in downtown Sacramento is being reimagined as a modern-day hub of culture , entrepreneurship and innovation . This vision is perhaps most embodied in The A . J ., the first residential project to break ground in The Railyards . The mixed-income development , led by The Railyards ’ developer Downtown Railyard Venture and USA Properties Fund , will begin pre-leasing in Fall 2022 .

The A . J . will consist of studio , one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments that have been thoughtfully designed to fit an urban lifestyle and meet the Build It Green gold standard for energy efficiency . Bedrooms will include well-appointed finishes and built-in cabinetry and offer plenty of natural light .
Named for A . J . Stevens , who was deemed the father of innovation at the Sacramento Railyards in the late 1800s , The A . J .’ s fresh design pays subtle homage to its roots while assertively embracing modern design cues .
The building ’ s amenities will include a fitness center , pool and spa , dog wash , coworking space and a rooftop sky lounge with outdoor grills and fire tables .
“ Downtown Sacramento has a need for more mixed-income multifamily , affordable housing that also offers modern amenities ,” says Denton Kelley , managing principal of Downtown Railyard Venture . “ The A . J . fills that need and will serve as an example of urban living at its finest .”
Situated on 2.89 acres on the southeast corner of 6th Street and Railyards Boulevard , The A . J . will offer immediate access to light rail and bus , an abundance of parking and more than 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail with a mix of neighborhoodserving tenants .
The A . J . is also within walking distance of other planned developments at The Railyards , including a Major League Soccer stadium , Kaiser Medical Campus , dining , entertainment and the Central Shops District .
To learn more about The Railyards , visit www . railyards . com .
Project Name : The A . J . at The Railyards
LOCATION : 6th Street and Railyards Boulevard Sacramento , California
SIZE : 345 Units
TYPE : Mixed-income Residential
Project Completion : Q4 2022
Developer : Downtown Railyard Venture & USA Properties Fund
• Studio , 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom floor plans
• 5,000 sq . ft . of ground floor retail
• 2.89 acres
• Fitness center
• Pool & spa
• Dog wash
• Rooftop sky lounge with outdoor kitchen
• Ample parking
• Large outdoor community space
• Close to the Central Shops entertainment district , light rail and the Sacramento river
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