The Coldstream Commons Project, located adjacent to Donner State Park and the Elements Residential Development continues to move forward and is expected to open in the Fall of 2021. The 48 units will be restricted to income earners making 60% of the area median income (AMI) or below, which, for a family of two is under $40,000 per year.
Coldstream Commons Affordable Multi-family Housing Interest List is Now Open
To sign up for the Coldstream Commons interest list, call 916-561-0324. Leave a voice mail and staff will get back to you. Applications go out June 1 to those on the interest list.
All 48 apartments are income restricted as follows:
- 24 of the units are restricted to those making no more than 60% of area median income or below (based on household size)
- 24 of the units are restricted to those below 30% area median incomes and have HUD 811 status
The Coldstream Commons project also includes a new transit stop and pedestrian trail along Donner Pass Road with the specific goal of increasing transit ridership among residents, minimizing auto trips, and reducing GHG emissions. This housing development will also include an indoor bicycle storage area to encourage bicycle transportation among residents. Coldstream Commons received 13.5 million dollars in Cap-and-Trade funding through the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program (AHSC) which provides funding to affordable homes and sustainable communities, including bike and walking improvements, transit, and planning. Ensuring transit and jobs are in close proximity to housing of all income levels, especially low-income households who use transit most, is crucial to reducing vehicle miles traveled and GHG emissions.
Another notable feature of this project is a photovoltaic (PV) solar system that will be constructed on the roof of the community building. Infrastructure is also set up to eventually connect electric vehicle chargers powered by the PV system.