Business Journal: Parking Questions For Heritage Center
Parking is an issue for a proposed California Indian Heritage Center in West Sacramento. But before those worries can be addressed, the city has to agree to give California State Parks the land.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Little more than a proposed parking lot stands between negotiators for the city of West Sacramento and California State Parks. The two are close to an agreement for an $80 million California Indian Heritage Center on the banks of the Sacramento River. West Sacramento’s City Council heard a proposal from State Parks last month about building the center on a 43-acre site near the confluence of the American and Sacramento rivers. The center would house a museum and meeting space, and could be a major tourism draw. That has residents worried about parking and traffic. Some don’t want cars parked along their streets. Others don’t want the museum’s proposed two-story parking garage. State Parks is exploring parking alternatives, including using office building parking lots on weekends. The city will look at giving the land to California State Parks in a mid-June meeting.