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Designing Urban Open Space (Part 2)

Designing Urban Open Space (Part 2)

(Part 2 of a 2 part series about Open Space in the Railyards) Sacramento neighborhoods are often identified by their iconic parks.  Land Park, Curtis Park, or Southside Park are some of those unforgettable public spaces where residents can get together and have fun.  When you look at the Specific plan you will notice our strategy on how we intend to build a strong sense of community through the creation of beautiful parks and open space. The Railyards team is working with AECOM, an internationally recognized architecture and design firm, to ...
Designing Urban Open Space

Designing Urban Open Space

(Part 1 of a 2 part series about Open Space in the Railyards) One of the first things visitors notice about Sacramento is that we love our outdoor lifestyle.  We ride our bikes or walk to our destinations and typically we prefer to enjoy our lunch in an outdoor cafĂ© or patio. So we know that creating vibrant, unique experiences in the public open spaces and parks is essential to assuring a successful urban village like the Railyards. The Railyards team hired AECOM, an internationally recognized architecture planning and design firm ...
Cycling in the Railyards

Cycling in the Railyards

We’re grateful to the Railyards team for giving us this opportunity to write about the Railyards’ bike plan. Our mission at SABA is to improve the region’s quality of life by enabling more people to choose a bike for everyday travel. Projects like the Railyards present especially important opportunities to serve that goal. When it’s fully built out, the Railyards will be home to half of the Central City’s residents, many new employers with thousands of employees, and such regional destinations as the historic Central Shops, a new Kaiser Permanente ...
Preserving the Railyards' Past

Preserving the Railyards' Past

Sacramento’s Railyards has a storied past that reminds you of its strong connection to technology and innovation. As the team looks to the future, they had to look to the Railyards past. With so much character in the Central Shops, it’s almost like you can hear the walls talking. The Railyards has a rich history of trains and railroad technology dating back to the late 19th century when Sacramento served as the western terminus for the Transcontinental Railroad. The Central Shops, which remain largely intact today, operated as one of ...
Good Day Sacramento Railyards Tour

Good Day Sacramento Railyards Tour

Nha Ngyuen of Good Day Sacramento tours The Railyards, including interviews with Denton Kelly and Alan Hersch. Watch the tour and interview below! Excerpt from Good Day Sacramento "The master developer, Downtown Railyards Venture, LLC is currently planning the transformation of the former terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad into an urban mixed-use transit oriented development. Anchored by an 18-acre Kaiser Permanente medical complex, a Major League Soccer stadium and a historical Central Shops District, the Railyards will be an 18-hour urban mixed-use village that will add much-needed market-rate housing into Sacramento’s downtown along ...
Building Housing in the Railyards

Building Housing in the Railyards

We continue the community conversation this week with a discussion about The Railyards’ approach to housing. With a plan that will provide up to 10,000 residential units in The Railyards, The Railyards team is sharing a vision of a sustainable and diverse neighborhood with mixed-use, mixed income housing options that fit a broad range of ages, incomes and lifestyles. The Railyards’ access to transit, proximity to employment centers, and emphasis on being walkable and bikeable improves overall affordability and creates options for a wide array of income levels. The Railyards ...
View the early design concepts of the Railyards’ Central Shops District

View the early design concepts of the Railyards’ Central Shops District

Welcome back to the Railyards’ Virtual Community Conversation! In this recent installment we are offering you a chance to view and give us your feedback on the design concepts for the historic Central Shops District. The Central Shops District will consist of historic and present day architecture as well as expansive public gathering spaces and feature a blend of uses that support a thriving 18-hour community. The Railyards wanted an architectural firm with the expertise and capabilities to realize this important vision. The Railyards team engaged San Francisco-based BCV Architects to ...
Railyards News

Railyards News

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to be a part of The Railyards’ community conversation! We appreciate the words of encouragement as well as the ideas, dreams and aspirations you shared with us. Rest assured that we are reviewing every comment we receive and your thoughts will help us imagine, study and create a Railyards development that will blend the historical past with the City’s relevant future. This bi-monthly blog will continue the community dialogue as we work our way through the planning phase. Here you ...