The Central Shops consist of eight historic buildings from the original Central Pacific Railroad Yard, constructed between 1868 and 1917. The Central Shops District was one of the largest industrial sites in the country in the early 20th century and played a fundamental role in the history of California and the development of the economy.
These eight historic buildings from the original Central Pacific Railroad Yard are being adaptively reused as the centerpiece for the Central Shops District. The Central Shops District will be home to a vibrant mix of uses. This 500,000+ SF retail district will feature eateries, entertainment, art galleries, distinctive retail shops, and an expansion to the State Railroad Museum oriented around a central plaza.
The Central Shops buildings have been designated as a historic district; they are being rehabilitated and developed pursuant to historic preservation guidelines to ensure their original beauty, style, and materials are carefully preserved for future generations.