Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The views from the top floors are awesome... the city view looking east is cool but the sound off I-5 is pretty loud if your out on the deck. The western views are great with the tower bridge on the left and trees everywhere. It sure would be exciting to wake up every morning in the heart of historic Sacramento and walk down the wooden sidewalks to start the day.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
"Forever Plaid's" a fun show that likes to get interactive with the audience. The theater's very distinguished from other Sacramento theaters in that it's cozy and gives everyone a good seat to enjoy the performance. The production made me laugh and get into many songs from the 1950's that were fun to hear in this setting. The Cosmopolitan’s defiantly worth checking out. New life has been given to a street and corner that deserves more entertainment like this.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
PARKing Day has returned to Sacramento for 2008! Join us at the corner of J and 20th in Midtown on September 19th from 7:00A-6:00P. Download the Event Flyer. We will again be converting a car parking space into a beautiful mini-park called Presley Park — complete with sod, park benches, and trees! We guarantee a good time :)
Another Sacramento park is being organized by VOX Café at the corner of Broadway and Land Park Drive (at R5 Records).
Why are we doing it, you ask? Well, contrary to what a local media outlet inferred last year, we are not a bunch of pot-smoking, hippie environmentalists looking to eliminate cars. We are a group of regular citizens, businesses, and non-profits that would like to see more urban space dedicated to parks and less space dedicated to the automobile. Did you know that in most cities roughly 70% of outdoor space is dedicated to the private vehicle? And while many consider Sacramento to be a "green" city, only 7.6% of the city is dedicated to open space for its people. Those figures are not acceptable to us!
Our goal is to educate others about the importance of green space in cities, and shock some people by demonstrating everything you can fit into one parking space. Some spaces are about 168 square feet in area—even larger than some families' bedrooms!
J and 20 – Presley Park
Eric Fredericks – firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-669-0676
Michelle van Tijen – email@example.com or 510-421-0240
Broadway and Land Park
Cynthia Kruschel firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Ankrom Moisan Associated Architects
Services Employed: Architectural Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design
CLIENT GOAL: Design a flexible, high quality performance space for this innovative theatre company that has been recognized as one of northern California’s top professional theatres.
DESIGN RESPONSE: The project is on a half-block site in midtown Sacramento. There will be two performance venues for the B-Street Theatre on the ground floor and five floors of condos, approximately 95 units, above. The sale of the condo units will help to subsidize the construction of the theatre space. The full theatre space is approximately 50,000 sf - the thrust stage will have 250 seats and the proscenium will have 350.
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Back in July $47 million was awarded to the railyard redevelopment from the Proposition 1C bond program, the largest such award in the state.
Back in 2006 voters approved both Proposition 1B and 1C authorizing $2.85 billion in housing bonds for uses that included creating infrastructure and affordable housing near transit. The Sacramento Railyards development is said to be the largest urban infill project in the country. Plans ultimately call for creating a new neighborhood north on downtown Sacramento.
Project developer Thomas Enterprises commissioned a study that predicts the project will create 19,000 permanent jobs, 2,800 hundred annual construction jobs and result in an ongoing annual positive economic impact of $2.7 billion. Private investment in the project is expected to top $6 billion.
It’s good to see money flowing and work continue at the railyards. Hopefully infrastructure work will start next year.