The new tank on Ballpark Drive will provide water for 10,000 new residents, business owners and shoppers the city expects once retail and housing units are completed east of the railroad tracks.
West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon says removal of those tracks will allow the new development and the Ironworks area to be connected.
"We have an application in to the federal economic development administration to begin the work on that. That's a long-term project, but it's essential to the long-term health of the bridge district."
Bob Moffit / Capital Public Radio
The new park wraps around the water tank and is named after former baseball player and Yolo County Justice of the Peace Jerome D. Barry.
Barry's great great granddaughter, Candace Curtis says the area has undergone significant changes.
"It looks 100 times better than it used to," says Curtis. "I don't even know what was over here. Rice mills or something? Like, towers of nothing. It looks great now."
The water tank's pump house directs rain water to the park's landscaping. The City will apply for a grant to install solar panels to power the tank's lighting.
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