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Sacramento Valley Station Master Planning Workshop

Sacramento Valley Station Master Planning Workshop

Do you visit the Sacramento Valley Station? Located in downtown Sacramento, the Sacramento Valley Station (SVS) is the seventh busiest station in the country and the primary rail station in Northern California. The City of Sacramento is transforming this historic train depot into an updated regional transportation hub that provides user-friendly connections between all modes of transportation - train, light rail, bus, bicycle, taxi, auto, and pedestrian. Sacramento is Invited to Participate in the SVS Planning Workshop Community feedback is essential as the City of Sacramento embarks on the initial phase of ...
The Railyards Residential Survey Asks For Your Vision of Urban Living

The Railyards Residential Survey Asks For Your Vision of Urban Living

If your vision of home is a vibrant urban community with exciting amenities at your fingertips, then the Railyards wants to hear more from you. The Railyards has a vision of a thriving, 18-hour urban village located in the heart of Sacramento. This vision includes residential housing units that provide unique experiences and on-site amenities that can’t be found anywhere else in the Sacramento region.  We want to know what YOUR vision of residential living at the Railyards looks like.  Take the Railyards Residential Survey Now Now is your chance to make your ...
Sacramento’s Downtown Specific Plan Aims to Transform City

Sacramento’s Downtown Specific Plan Aims to Transform City

In 2015, the City of Sacramento launched the Downtown Housing Initiative. This ambitious plan aims to add 10,000 new housing units to Downtown Sacramento over the next ten years. The initiative, set in motion by former Mayor Kevin Johnson, plans to re-energize the downtown area into a vibrant, pedestrian-oriented, urban neighborhood.  Now, the City of Sacramento is looking to expand this plan even further with the Downtown Specific Plan, which looks at growth opportunities for the area over the next twenty years and beyond.  The goals of the Downtown Specific Plan ...
Will the Railyards Bring Walkable Urbanism to Sacramento?

Will the Railyards Bring Walkable Urbanism to Sacramento?

The vision for the Railyards development project is a mixed use urban village, a highly walkable community with nearby amenities, employment, housing, entertainment, sporting, and cultural events at hand. Will the Railyards bring walkable urbanism to the Sacramento area, and what are the benefits of living in a community that relies heavily on alternative forms of transportation such as walking, cycling, and public transport? What is Walkable Urbanism? Walkable urban places (WalkUPs) are communities that contain a wide range of housing and employment types, where residents’ daily needs can be met ...