Thursday, October 30, 2014

Time lapse Video of Downtown Plaza Demolition

On Wednesday the Sacramento Kings officially kicked off construction of their $477million downtown arena with plans to have it ready for the 2016-17 season. The Sacramento Bee has a great time lapse video showing demolition of the former Downtown Plaza from July through October 2014. 

Time lapse Video of Downtown Plaza Demolition 4:48.

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Former Downtown Plaza

Panoramic photo from L Street at the former Downtown Plaza 10-12-2014
At an amazing pace, the Downtown Plaza is all but torn down. You can now easily see buildings on J Street while standing on L Street where the mall use to be.

Please click on the photo to view the image larger.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

700 K Project to Move Ahead

Last night the Sacramento City Council approved a pair of unanimous votes on the financing plan that would allow the 700 K project to move ahead. As stated in the SacramentoBusiness Journal, D&S Development and CFY Development, have said with some financing approvals for tax credits and bond allocations expected in December, construction on the project of apartments and retail should get underway in early 2016.

700 K would have 137 apartments, both affordable and market rate, in a building behind a row of existing retail spaces, totaling 75,000 square feet and up to 14 different businesses. Under the financing plan, developers will repay the city of Sacramento some money being loaned up front that the city would turn around and use to help other hoped-for projects in the downtown core surrounding the new arena site. The total cost of the project is estimated to be from $35.5 million to about $47.7 million.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Future Sacramento County Courthouse

After nearly a two year pause, the Sacramento courthouse proposal planned for the railyards at the corner of where H Street meets Sixths Street appears to be moving forward again. This week, the State of California bought 2.4 acres for $10 million. According to the Sacramento Business Journal, Court officials have estimated the cost to design and built a courthouse at $452 million, plans call for a 12-story building of 405,000 square feet, with 250 parking spaces and a basement.

The courthouse won’t get built for some time, but the judicial council gave authority this summer to begin working on legislation to appropriate money for courthouse design, but such legislation still needs to be approved by both the council and the state Legislature. In addition, the State has selected two firms to team up on building design, Nacht & Lewis and HOK. 

Property where Sacramento will build a $452 million courthouse.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Downtown Plaza Demolition

Downtown Plaza Demolition

In a matter of 54 days, the corner of L and 5th Streets has been leveled and it looks as if prep work for the new arenas foundation have begun. That orange square in the lower left of the photo looks as if a tower crane might rise from there?

The above photo is a screenshot of a livecam you can view here: 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

20,000-seat Stadium Plan

Sacramento Republic's proposed MLS stadium

Sacramento’s soccer franchise, Republic FC, announced plans yesterday to build a 20,000-seat stadium in the city’s downtown railyard.  And how would it be paid for? Questions remain over how the stadium will be financed. Mayor Kevin Johnson has said no city money will be used to help build the facility. Kevin Nagle, the lead investor in the expansion bid has said the Republic FC investor group will have the capacity to pay for the stadium, plus a league expansion fee of at least $70 million. No city money to help build the facility could really mean “city money, but only to help buy the land or provide tax breaks. Will see?
Sacramento Republic's proposed MLS stadium

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

12th Street Underpass Artwork

Today the Sacramento City Council will consider approval of artworks depicted in the images above for placement on the east and west side of 12th Street underpass between North B and C Streets. The fabrication and installation of the artwork will be done by L/C Mural and Design, Inc. for $5000.00.

Sacramento City Council AGENDA