Sustainable Communities

Policy makers, industry leaders, and community advocates alike recognize that the future of development patterns hinge on creating sustainable communities. Infill development is fundamental to creating sustainable communities consistent with the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008 (SB 375) and the Partnership for Sustainable Communities (HUD-DOT-EPA). Since 2003, Domus has fearlessly taken on the policy reform, infrastructure improvements, and community support needed to make sustainable community development a reality. Learn more

Domus's new construction and rehabilitation projects address these six key components, which interact to create properties that set a template for sustainable land development and healthy communities. 

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The Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008 (SB 375) guides regional councils of governments on the coordination of the Regional Housing Needs Allocation RHNA) process with regional transportation process. Domus's portfolio of projects maximizes this goal through density, infill, and transit-oriented developments. Learn more


Transit-oriented and infill developments are located near employment centers and transit, significantly reducing vehicle miles traveled and increasing air quality. These endeavors are consistent with the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32). At La Valentina, one third of residents walk, bike, or take transit for their daily commute. Sacramento Regional Transit named La Valentina Transit-Oriented Development of the Year.   

Economic Development

Domus's projects leverage millions of dollars in private, state, and federal funding. The resulting development revitalizes the surrounding area and encourages additional investment. Furthermore, locating housing in established neighborhoods supports local small businesses and provides workforce housing near major employers.


Creating high-density infill housing and preserving existing affordable housing provides a critical alternative to greenfield development, protecting precious agricultural land and open space. Domus is a leader in green building, utilizing design and technology such as photovoltaic and storm water detention systems to minimize each property's carbon footprint. Learn more


Construction in urban centers and rehabilitation of existing housing stock supports municipal infrastructure.  In contrast to the high demands to build new infrastructure in sprawl developments, Domus has partnered with several local jurisdictions to renew water and sewer systems, as well as improve transit and walkability of established neighborhoods through construction of sidewalks, installation of street lights, improvements to transit stations, and issuance of transit passes to residents. Learn more

Social Equity

Creating infill affordable housing has the net effect of increasing disposable income, increasing leisure time, and providing housing in distinctive buildings that residents are proud to call home. Increasing disposable income, increasing leisure time, and proximity to amenities combine to significantly increase quality of life. All Domus projects include comprehensive resident services that are tailored to the unique population at each development.


Health outcomes are influenced walkable communities, access to jobs, free time, and even good air quality, all of which are promoted by infill development. Domus has gone so far as to create properties that include health education, pharmacy, and clinic space.