Sacramento Officials: Railyards Project on Track
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Sacramento officials say the highly-touted Railyards development proposal is moving forward. The city council got an update at its meeting Tuesday night.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
A lot of the planning is done, says Greg Bitter with Sacramento’s Development Services Department. And he likes what he sees.
"It’s taking the heart of our city and providing a vibrant, mixed-use development. We take advantage of the rail corridor. We take advantage of light rail. It’s very bike and pedestrian friendly. It really connects the River District to Downtown. It’s filling in the hole in the middle of the city, so it’s very important to all of us.”
But Bitter told the Council there’s still some more details to nail down – like where to locate parks, schools and affordable housing. A representative of the developer says those issues will be resolved in time for the Council to vote on the project in mid-November.
Still, the Railyards site needs a whole lot of work – from getting rid of years of contamination to building the infrastructure a development project that size needs.
That infrastructure – like water, electricity, and so on – will cost hundreds of millions of dollars to build.