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How the Railyards Will Preserve its Historic Legacy

How the Railyards Will Preserve its Historic Legacy

The Sacramento shop yards were once the hub of economic activity and innovation in the region. At its peak, thousands of employees clocked in and out of the central shops in the railyards. Over time, new technologies emerged and the work performed in the railyards was transferred out of Sacramento up until the yard was closed in 1999. Many building and structures were demolished after the railyards were shut down. Only a single water tower and a complex of eight buildings, the central shops, remained. The Railyards Central Shops Today, the ...
Bringing Sacramento's Farm to Fork Culture to the Railyards

Bringing Sacramento's Farm to Fork Culture to the Railyards

Sacramento is surrounded by 1.5 million acres of farms and ranches and is home to the largest farmer’s market in the state. Local restaurants utilize the abundance of the products grown in the surrounding area to create innovative and fresh seasonal cuisine bursting with local flavor. While Sacramento has many distinct regions with unique identities, it’s this celebration of agriculture that has led the city to adopt the slogan of “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital”. Sacramento has been a Gold Rush town, an epicenter for innovation and transportation, a government town, and ...
The Railyards Has a Role to Play in Sacramento’s Riverfront Revival

The Railyards Has a Role to Play in Sacramento’s Riverfront Revival

The waterfront has always been integral to Sacramento. The city was founded at the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers and named after the former. The Cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento want to reclaim the riverfront and create one of the nation’s finest urban waterfronts. “The Sacramento Riverfront is positioned to become the next economic driver for the region.” - Urban Land Institute, Sacramento In 2003, the Cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento came together to create the Sacramento Riverfront Master Plan. The Riverfront Master Plan was the result ...