Santa Maria Studios
- Santa Maria, CA
- Multifamily Affordable
- 160 Residential Living Units
Building Type:Apartments / 5 stories on grade
Developer:The Pacific Companies
The median household income for Santa Maria, California, is around $40,000 and about one in four senior citizens there are renters. That adds up to a lot of seniors who need more attainable housing options.
Santa Maria Studios will provide 160 housing units, designed for the needs of seniors, and built in an automated factory. The unit porposed rental estimates including utilities are adjusted to between 30 and 60 percent of the area’s median income. This brings more than half of the proposed rent amounts at or under $1,000 per month.
While rents on these units will be low, the quality and amenities of these small studio apartments are very high, with quality fixtures and appliances, and ADA-compliant features, making quality housing more attainable for Santa Maria’s aging population.
This project is one of the first two senior housing projects built with a new kind of factory automation. Prefab Logic partnered with the factory to help produce the unique data set required to simplify the construction process for both robots and people working in the modular factory.