the elliott

1530 J St
Sacramento, CA

Vrilakas Groen

Structural Engineer:

Walsh and Forester

Date: Project Completed in 2003

SF: 50,000 sqft

Building type: Mixed-use retail, restaurant, creative office and urban apartments


Clean Air Smart Growth Award, 2006

Best Renovated/Restored Single House or Project, Gold Nugget Award, 2004

ACRE Developer Showcase, 2004

Best Mixed Use Project, Gold Nugget Award, 2004

Architectural Award for Commercial Renovation, Sacramento Old City Association, 2004

Building of the Year, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2003

Sacramento Building Project of the Year, 2003

Best Commercial Real Estate, Sacramento Business Journal, 2003

“This is the project that really launched my career in urban development.”

“ I had a couple of small projects under my belt but this was a major undertaking. We converted an 80-year old former car dealership in a historic structure and turned it into Sacramento’s first integrated mixed-use building. Combining pure historic preservation on the exterior with modern design on all the interiors was very satisfying.”

“This was also my first foray into public/private joint ventures as the City subsidized this project to make it feasible.”

“More than any other project I can think of, The Elliott Building was truly a catalyst project. The area around 16th and J streets is now Sacramento’s most dynamic new district.”

“A terrific example of successful redevelopment in a blighted but promising area.”

Mike Heller