Wednesday, November 26, 2008
McKinley Village Project
A notice of preparation for an EIR has been filed for the McKinley Village Project in east Sacramento. The proposed project includes the development of up to 405 residential units with an intimate urban parks and common greens; a village green with a community clubhouse, pool and formal gardens; and a mixed use residential and commercial building. Also, plans for a church and a community hall fronting the westerly neighborhood park. As currently proposed, the residential component consists of approximately 369 single-family detached homes and approximately 28 live/work residential units located above ground-floor commercial space. The number of units may be increased by up to 8 units for a total of 405.
The project site currently has access via a two-lane overpass across Business 80 from the west that connects to the downtown grid system at 28th and A Streets. Additional access is also planned from the east at Lanatt Way by connecting to Elvas Avenue and C Street through the future construction of a railroad undercrossing.
The development history of this projects site goes back over twenty years. Back in the late 80's early 90's the proposed Centrage project caused a big stir with over 1200 housing units in two 16 story towers, 1 million sf of office space in two 20 story towers, 230,000 sf of retail space and anchored by a 16 story tower 450 room hotel.