City Starts Beautification Project at 7th and K
7th & K Streets in downtown Sacramento
For the second week in a row, the city of Sacramento has broken ground on a beautification effort in a high-profile yet struggling part of downtown.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Last week, the city started work on extending the walkway along the Sacramento River south of the Tower Bridge.
Tuesday, Mayor Johnson and council members kicked off the first phase of a streetscape project on the downtrodden 700 block of K Street. Councilman Ray Trethaway:
Trethaway: “This is another attempt – but this one’s gonna be successful – at taking K Street, bringing it back for the businesses – too many closed doors, too many recently closed doors – and bringing back the people to K Street.”
The city’s redevelopment agency is paying for the $4 million project. The 700 block phase includes landscaping, street furniture and better lighting, and the renovation of Saint Rose of Lima Park at 7th and K Streets.
Sacramento officials have also designed the 800 block beautification project, but don’t have the money to pay for it yet.