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The Sawyer - Mammoth Lakes

The Pacific Companies (TPC), in conjunction with the town of Mammoth Lakes turned to Nashua Builders to help address the housing crunch facing local workforce residents. The town's Housing Now! program—focused on expanding the availability of affordable workforce housing—led to development of The Sawyer project, the initial phase of The Parcel, a 25-acre undeveloped site located near downtown.

TPC, based in Eagle, Idaho, was selected as the Town's development partner in 2019 after a significant outreach effort and thorough selection process. As one of America's most prolific developers of workforce housing, TPC is deeply committed to addressing workforce housing by partnering with local governments, social service providers, and corporate equity investors to develop sustainable community housing properties. TPC developed its first apartment project in Mammoth in 2004 and has worked throughout the Eastern Sierra geography since that time.

"Partnering with the Town of Mammoth Lakes on this historic project is an honor and privilege," states Caleb Roope, President and CEO of TPC. "It is evident that the entire community, Town Council, and staff are deeply committed to developing The Parcel with the goal of delivering much needed affordable housing in Mammoth Lakes."

The short summer building season in the mountains and concerns about the availability of trades people made conventional construction challenging. Nashua Builders overcame these challenges by fabricating modular units offsite in our Boise manufacturing facility.

  • Schedule acceleration. Our 154,000 square foot, environmentally-controlled plant enabled Nashua to build indoors over the course of the winter ski season—without worrying about snow and ice. Once the site was ready, the modules were transported and installed in just weeks. Opening is scheduled for Spring of 2024.

  • Budget certainty. Materials spoilage is always a concern when building at altitude. But building inside our plant—where conditions are always warm and dry—eliminated that financial risk. In addition, Nashua's year-round, in-place workforce assured there were no costly delays due to labor shortages or variable trade schedules.

  • Minimal site impact. By completing so much of the construction in Boise, Nashua eliminated the hundreds of materials deliveries and contractor trips that conventional construction would have entailed. This avoided construction hazards/disruption downtown. 

Read article from Sierra Wave Media


The Sawyer includes 80 units of affordable housing in 2 buildings plus 1 manager's unit, with size and affordability levels ranging from studio apartments to 3-bedroom units. The project also features a daycare center, indoor community space, and public park, with public transportation just steps away.

Workforce Housing
Mammoth Lakes, CA
81 units, 2 buildings
3 and 4 stories on podium
82,300 square feet modular (total project 94,500 square feet)
The Pacific Companies
JK Architecture Engineering
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