Project Summary: 7th and H Project Summary (pdf)
The 7th and H development is a mixed-use landmark affordable housing development by Mercy Housing California with 150 studio and one-bedroom apartments, extensive community spaces, comprehensive resident services, a health clinic, and ground floor commercial retail located in close proximity to multiple forms of public transit, downtown amenities, and downtown Sacramento’s Railyards Intermodal Transportation Facility. The new building was designed to incorporate many environmentally sustainable, or green, features into its goal of creating an affordable, safe and attractive housing development for the city’s homeless and low income workforce community. In partnering with the City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, Mercy Housing California is helping reduce homelessness towards Sacramento’s 10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness, and creating a connection between the future Railyards development and the nearby established downtown neighborhoods.
The Z-shaped building is located on a roughly half-acre, rectangular, 150’x160’ lot and consists of post-tensioned cast-in-place two-way slabs supported by concrete columns, two robust T-shaped structural walls, and (187) 16” diameter x 51’ deep auger cast-in-place piles. An elevated sunshade/solar array system is supported by an exposed structural-steel grid, platformed on a “butterfly” roof slab. The half-acre site is immediately surrounded by light-rail lines to its east and south, a major electrical substation to its west, and a subsurface utility-jammed alley to its north.