Truckee Artist Lofts
Truckee Artist Lofts is a mixed-use, affordable housing community for artists and local workforce, located within the Truckee Railyard Project in downtown Truckee. The community will include 76 income-restricted rental apartments, ranging from studios to three-bedroom units, and ground floor commercial/retail space.
The Project was approved by the Town in May, 2016. The Town contributed $1,650,000 to the project. Currently, Truckee Artist Lofts is under construction and is set to begin leasing in April 2021
Located on an infill site in easy walking distance to downtown businesses and public transit, this project is an example of strategically positioning higher density housing near downtown and public transit. When residents are able to do errands or commute without a private vehicle, the result can be a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Truckee Artist Loft is on track to reach the Gold level certification with the Green Point Rated (https://greenpointrated.com/ ) green building program, “creating a better environment from the inside out” by implementing a variety of green features including:
- Exceed energy code by 10%
- Job site construction waste diversion
- Green roof with resource efficient landscape
- Insulation with recycled content and no fire retardants
- Water efficient fixtures
- Solar Thermal hot water
- Environmentally preferred flooring
- Energy Star Appliances
- High efficacy lighting
- Universal Design Principals