July 14, 2017
By Dennis Kaiser
Luxury residential is evolving as developers continue to adjust project offerings to meet the preferences of buyers and renters. It is often difficult to discern a residential environment from a hotel, retail or entertainment destination.
A project that is a perfect example of the blurring of lines is The Residences at The Sawyer, a new mixed-use development at the forefront of Sacramento’s Downtown Commons modern urban renaissance.
The Agency Development Group’s Christopher Miller shared how the project incorporated a host of intriguing elements, including a unique perk of owners having direct, private access into Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center (home to the Sacramento Kings), which opened last fall.
Q: How does the project reflect the trends and demand in the marketplace?
A: In addition to the new dining, shopping, nightlife, and entertainment offerings at Downtown Commons, plans include The Residences at The Sawyer, which was developed by the Sacramento Kings and JMA Ventures, and scheduled for completion later this year.
With the area’s limited supply and high demand of housing, The Residences at The Sawyer present a rare opportunity for refined downtown living, with buyer interest having already extended into San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. Being situated steps away from the world’s most technologically advanced, sustainable sports and entertainment venue, and offering unrivaled amenities, services, and walkable access to Downtown Sacramento, no other residential properties like this exist in this market.
Q: What are some of the innovative or fresh solutions worked into the project that are expected to be popular with residents?
A: The Residences at The Sawyer present an entirely new, sophisticated living experience that honors the distinct spirit and natural beauty of Downtown Sacramento. The collection of 45 contemporary residences is perched atop The Sawyer, A Kimpton Hotel at Downtown Commons. We expect the pairing of upscale hotel and residential amenities with impeccable, personalized service, to be very popular to the future residents and their guests.
Q: What are some of the ways The Sawyer development team solved challenges?
A: As Sacramento transforms its downtown experience, the team was challenged to create a residential experience worthy to join the new live, work, play, hub of Downtown Commons. To do this, The Sawyer collaborated with the best in the business to master every single aspect of the property.
Additionally, since this level of service and lifestyle are yet to exist in Sacramento, the team worked to incorporate a number of one-of-a-kind amenities and services within the residences, including a Residents’ Lounge, outdoor pool terrace, fitness studio, 24-hour concierge, turnkey residential service and valet.
Living beside the world’s first LEED Platinum sports arena, the team naturally worked to include perks that include exclusive, private access to the arena for Sacramento Kings games and other sold-out entertainment experiences, preferred rates on select events, and priority ticket options, to name a few. To date, the response has been so favorable because everyone is very keen to learn about something that’s never been offered in this area before.
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