Originally constructed in 1915, Capitol Park Hotel has served in recent years as a temporary housing project for the homeless. Now, this eight-story, historic Sacramento hotel is being converted into permanent housing for those transitioning out of homelessness, turning the hotel’s 180 hotel rooms into 134 studio apartments. In addition to living spaces, the project will also create five new commercial spaces on the ground floor of the building.
The seismic retrofit design introduced concrete shear walls on the upper floors behind the historic exterior brick bearing walls in discrete locations to avoid obstructing the historic windows. The design also incorporated concrete moment frame columns and beams in the edges of ground floor retail and second floor assembly spaces to provide adequate strength and stiffness while mitigating any impact on space usage and obstruction of the exterior storefront glazing.
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