The Government Operations Agency announced on Jan. 21, that Visionary Home Builders will build the first modular multi-family housing project in Stockton, in response to California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s vision of building affordable housing on excess state-owned land.

Visionary Home Builders proposed “La Passeggiata,” a community where seniors and families can come together in a community atmosphere that will bring housing support and sustainable living to the heart of downtown Stockton.

“We are excited to partner with Pearl Homes to deliver the first modular apartment housing to the community of Stockton,” said Carol Ornelas, CEO of Visionary Home Builders. Pearl Homes aims to push homebuilding into the future with third-party verified, green building practices and incorporation of modern home technology. The Pearl Home is engineered to run on one of our most valuable natural resources, solar power, stored in an onsite battery, thereby reducing the home’s carbon footprint and alleviating reliance on traditional utilities. “With this partnership, we believe both families and seniors will benefit from the innovative design and interconnected layout of this property. We are bridging relationships with multi-generational people to enhance the lives of the citizens in our community,” states Ornelas.

Located on state property at East Miner Avenue, “La Passeggiata” will consist of two buildings, interconnected by a bridge — for families and for seniors. The one-, two-, and three-bedroom units will be available with energy efficient electric appliances, net zero off the grid technology, smart home artificial intelligence technology, rooftop gardens, and solar photovoltaic systems.

“I am grateful as Mayor to work with city staff, our state partners, our Governor, and Visionary Home Builders of California to build La Passeggiata,” said Mayor Michael Tubbs. This project is a blueprint, demonstrating how state and local officials can come together, in record time, to support affordable housing.”

In a press release from the Government Operations Agency, Governor Gavin Newsom stated “to address the housing affordability crisis, we need to use every tool in the toolbox and that includes building affordable units in excess state-owned land. But we can’t realize this vision alone. We are working alongside local leaders who are stepping up in their communities to tackle the housing shortage head on.”

VHB strives to create healthy, vibrant living environments in all of their developments. “We are pleased to be in collaboration with the State, the City, and other community partners to benefit the families in our community,” states Ornelas. In particular, our relationship with Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center will bring a variety of on-site services for families and seniors such as diabetes education, senior workshops, and the volunteer-based program, “Friends of Seniors,” which provides transportation assistance and friendly visiting to home bound seniors with limited support and resources.

For further information, contact Visionary Home Builders of California, Inc. at (209) 466-6811 or visit www.visionaryhomebuilders.org