Benton Veterans Village
Benton Veterans Village is an innovative rehabilitation of an existing 1940’s fire house in Santa Rosa to create 6 new apartments proving HOME to 6 chronically homeless veterans. The design of the new construction project will be compatible with the appearance of the older firehouse, which was designed in the Streamline Moderne style of the Art Deco period.
Benton Veterans Village will provide safe and affordable, service-rich housing to chronically homeless veterans in a setting of security and independence within downtown Santa Rosa. The development is a combination of new construction, comprised of 6 one-bedroom units in a two-story, 3-over-3-unit apartment building and rehabilitation of the fire house.
Located on a 0.32-acre flat site, the firehouse will be rehabilitated to include a large community space where the fire trucks originally parked. The original barracks will be reconfigured and used as the House Manager’s apartment. An on-site House Manager will live in the House Manager’s apartment and will provide support to the Service Coordinator/Case Manager, and will liaise with the Property Manager. An accessible bathroom, a new kitchen, and additional space for an office and laundry will complement the older uses within the firehouse building.
The existing building was constructed in 1940 as a firehouse in the Streamline Moderne style. The original fire truck bay will become a new community room for the residents. The original roll-up door to the room has been replaced by a wood framed wall. This wall will be replaced with an aluminum and glass roll-up door, which will allow events in the community room to spill out onto a new plaza at the building entry.
$10,000 Chief Office Donors
$5,000 Captain Donors
$2,500 Engineer Donors