Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Township 9



This a mixed use development is called Township 9 and would be located just to the north of Richards Blvd. on 65 acres. This proposal has two development scenarios. Scenario A would have approximately 2,981 housingunits and 146,194sf of neighborhood retail and restaurants. Scenario B would develop 839,628sf of office use (instead of residential) on the proposed lots facing Richards Blvd. and reduce the total number of housing units to 2,350.Plan B would also include 146,194 of neighborhood retail and restaurants justlike plan A.

Township 9 would have apartments, condos, townhomes, and live/work units and the building height for the site would range from 2 to 15 stories with a maximum height of 180 feet for the residential unites and 235 feet for the office. There would be five or six structures that would be 15 stories and would be located along the Riverside Parkway. When looking at the rendering above, you can tell which structures would be 15 stories by the shadows they cast (the shadows are going the wrong way, being that the sun rises and sets to the south).

The project would also include space for a transit station and tracks forfuture Light Rail construction.

10 comments:

Carl said...

The Greyhound station is likely to moving to Richards Blvd. at some point and I'm guessing that move will likely have a big effect on this project.

LivingInUrbanSac said...

For as long as we have been hearing about the Greyhound moving, I just can't believe it until I actually see the first bus pull out of the new location.

Central City said...

If I had to be against any particular area being developed , it would have to be the riverfront.I hate to say it and Im sure im gonna get some feedback but I hope this project doesnt go through.

I think its almost as bad an idea as more sprawl . I think in an urban area certain treasures need to worshipped , extended and developed the right way .

As you can probably tell Im very pro extension of the A R Parkway and very Pro Gold Rush park .

I would like to see everything north of Richards turned over and made into an extension of the parkway .

A project like this could and will be built in the railyards or west sacramento , without sacraficing a chance at a true regional ,and national example of a great ( and increasingly rare) open space.

wburg said...

This area is already developed as an industrial neighborhood. The "Gold Rush Park" idea has never had much appeal for me--it makes more sense to reclaim industrial land for mixed-use people uses, and avoid building into the greenways that haven't yet been turned to other uses. My only concern with the development of Richards is that (warning: broken record alert) they should turn an eye towards maximizing adaptive reuse of the warehouses out there, rather than clearing them out. More built-in urban feel, more established neighborhood presence (re-read that Jane Jacobs chapter on old buildings!) and better environmentally (recycling buildings instead of demolishing & building new.)

A connection to light rail is a start--fairly easy to run the Seventh Street light rail line already slotted for the railyard, then park it at the base of the river until Natomas wakes up and realizes they need it too. In addition, if the streetcar experiment across the Tower Bridge proves a success by then (and we should be riding it in five years, if all goes well) a circulator line around Richards seems worthwhile--there are plenty of old rail-corridor right of way lines that would be natural transitions to urban transit.

I still think the City Incinerator on North B would make a great nightclub--ideally with big fake flames shooting out of the top of the smokestack periodically.

td said...

love the incinerator idea! maybe the Flame Club and the Torch Club owners could join forces to open Club Incinerator!!

i would think they'll recycle most of the old warehouse there. it would be pretty ironic the developer to throw away the former home of a Habitat for Humanity, ReStore.

wburg said...

At the Preservation Roundtable, Assistant City Manager Bill Thomas said that there would be some elements of adaptive reuse, but was kind of vague--he mentioned use of roof trusses and bricks, and relocating the old scalehouse on the site, but it sounds more like a "deconstruct and reuse" than actual adaptive reuse.

pack49 said...

Regarding Gold Rush Park, there are enough bums and homeless camps already along the river. I am hoping that Township 9 moves a lot of that element away. I too love the river and have gone many times with my boys, but when I see homeless people camping along it, I have to think twice about bringing my family there.

Noah Lane said...

Check out the Facebook for Township 9 for all of the latest news about the project. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sacramento-CA/Township-9/347044545858?ref=sgm

Anonymous said...

City Incinerator, N. B St. I recall seeing pic;s in the Bee of the "Smoke Stack" being climbed in 1981, adding to it;s mystic. You can still see the "bolts" heading to the top. This would make a great club with all it;s history. Should be a Sacto landmark.

Anonymous said...

City Incinerator. North B Street, I recall the story of the Smoke Stack being climbed. Rock Climber Bill Smale, who worked for the refusge company SAWDCO ? who leased the land the incinerator sits on. He climbed to top to place Ameican Flag in support of Iranian hostages taken in 1980-81