Residents Wary Of "McKinley Village" Project

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, September 5, 2008

Angelides wants to build McKinley Village on a 48-acre site…just east of the Capital City Freeway and south of the American River. But East Sacramento Improvement Association President Cyril Shah says it would create more traffic. 

"East Sacramento already is plagued with quite a bit of commuter traffic. There are families and children that like to play in the street. And we want to be sure that they’re safe and that they’re quality of life continues to be good." 

Angelides disagrees. He says McKinley Village would be a good fit for the area. 

"We wanted to make sure we were respectful of the neighborhood so we narrow walkable tree-lined streets, homes with front porches that really takes the best elements of the existing neighborhoods and puts them into a 21st Century design." 

The City of Sacramento is doing an environmental study on the project. The report is expected to be released next month.

Meanwhile, Angelides says…if all goes as planned…he hopes to have the homes ready in three years.