Folsom / Elvas gets proposal for 143 student housing units

Single-story commercial buildings near the intersection of Folsom Boulevard and Elvas Avenue in Sacramento would make way for a six-story student housing project, under a new proposal with the city.

Proposed by Opus Development Co. of Minnetonka, Minnesota, the 143-unit project would make more than a half-dozen new projects under construction or planned and aimed at college students in the neighborhoods around California State University Sacramento.

A message left Tuesday with an Opus representative was not returned.

Project plans show apartments on all six floors, with unit counts of 15 studios, 15 one-bedroom units, 48 two-bedroom units, 10 three-bedroom units and 55 four-bedroom units. Sizes range from as small as 460 square feet for a studio to 1,380 square feet for a four-bedroom apartment. The project's total number of beds, a metric used more often in student housing, is 376.

The project's amenities include a 16,761-square-foot garage on the first floor, a 3,793-square-foot pool deck on the third floor and at least 2,732 square feet of common area on every floor. Total project size is 192,783 square feet.

Plans with the application show the project, called Opus at Folsom and Elvas, would be at 6661 Folsom Blvd. and 6670 Elvas Ave. Those addresses are currently occupied by a car wash, a taqueria and another empty commercial building, for a combined area of about 1.4 acres.

Opus AE Group LLC is listed as the project architect.