Friday, June 27, 2008

From the top of...

The Bank of the West Tower (500 Capitol Mall)

I'm a lucky guy :-)

Today I went to the top of Sacramento's newest highrise and snapped a few shots. They just finished pumping concrete for the 27th floor and next week they'll start installing the blue glass.

^ ^^ Click on photo to make larger... super wide shot.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Zeiden out of K Street proposals?

Way back in the days Joe Zeiden was going to being rehabing and developing the 700 block of K Street into a retail stretch...not anymore?

Looks like Zeiden might be out of the K Street proposals. The city in closed session tomorrow is authorizing negotiations with Zeiden to acquire what looks like the parcels he owns.

With the downturn in the economy, retail can't be doing too well. It just took too long to materialize.

I've heard quite a few rumbling recently that Mohanna has put together a proposal with credible developer who will run the project. Mohanna will step into the background and let them run with it (If true, Thank God)

I also heard he is asking for a huge subsidy, so we'll see what happens when news actually comes out. I won't believe anything until it is 100% completed, and even then I still won't.

There are quite a few items under Closed Session regarding this, but here is the one I am referring to above. The other I can't tell what they are regarding specifically other than the pending litigation.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
City Hall – 915 I Street- First Floor Council Chamber
Closed Session - City Council

i) Pursuant to Government Code section 54956.8 for a matter pertaining to real property negotiations. Authorization to negotiate with Joseph Zeiden of Zeiden Properties, LLC for the acquisition of the following Assessor's Parcel Numbers: 006-0096-04, 006-0096-018 and 006-0096-019. The purpose is to confer with the City's chief negotiators, John Dangberg and Leslie Fritsche, regarding the price, terms and conditions of the acquisition.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Thursday, June 05, 2008

2nd Saturday at 500 N Street

Just Jules and Your Average Joe did me a favor and posted about the Fremont Park Public Meeting next week to help me get the word out, so the least I can do is return the favor on an event they are doing.


2nd Saturday at 500 N Street
Featuring local artists Jay Canter and Ted Weldon

Comlimentary Wine, Beer & Hors d'oeuvres will be served.