Suheil Totah with Thomas Enterprises – the developer behind the project – says Bass Pro Shops has signed a letter of intent to open a superstore.
"This is really a coo for Sacramento. This will bring a retail store that Sacramento has never seen before to downtown. This is the biggest news we’ve seen in Sacramento in years."
Bass Pro Shops is an outdoor retailer. Some of their stores include the sites and sounds of the outdoors including waterfalls.
In addition to retail, the 240-acre Railyards Project would include 10,000 housing units and a new sports arena. Critics of the ambitious project say it would bring too much traffic and pollution to downtown.