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Finding a Unified Vision for Sacramento’s Waterfront..UrbanLand magazine features Sacramento


In March, ULI Sacramento held an intensive, two-day program on strategies for turning more than a decade of planning into action. Link here for the Full Article: UrbanLand Article on Sacramento’s Waterfront

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Exclusive ULI Members Tour at Sawyer Hotel


ULI Members were one of the first groups to tour the Sawyer Hotel, with tour guides Randy Koss, VP of Real Estate Development for the Sacramento Kings and Jeffrey Dorso, Managing Partner at Pioneer Law Group. The hotel is part of a 16-story mixed-use tower and situated at the Downtown Commons (DOCO), Kimpton Sawyer Hotel merges past with future, indoor and outdoor and urban with rural.  Overlooking the Golden 1 Center, the new luxury 250-room Kimpton hotel in downtown Sacramento will be called The Sawyer, named after the historic California … Read More

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The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) in Sacramento has continued to advance its mission of raising the profile and providing access to women leaders during the first half of the 2016-17 year. The first several programs have focused on increasing the visibility of women leaders in the land use and real estate industries through the launch of Women’s Leadership Perspectives, a series of dinners for ULI members in intimate discussions with dynamic and impactful women. WLI has hosted Meea Kang, Founder/President of Domus Development, Davis City Councilmember Rochelle Swanson, Kathleen Carey, … Read More

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Congresswoman Doris Matsui Lunch & Conversation with WLI-ULI Members


Congresswoman Doris Matsui attended a luncheon with women members of ULI Sacramento last week, discussing priorities for the Sacramento region including infastructure projects such as I Street Bridge, Streetcar and Levee protection.  Members engaged with her about her career, serving as Congresswoman for the Sacramento and West Sacramento areas since 2005. As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee she serves on the Health and Communications and Technology subcommittees. She is committed to strengthening Sacramento’s flood protection, ensuring quality, affordable health care for all, promoting clean energy economy, … Read More

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Exclusive Tour for Young Leader Members at ICE Blocks


Young Leader ULI Members enjoyed a sneak peek of this one of kind development that included a tour of the Block 2 apartments led by Michael Heller and Davis Reed Construction. They also toured the newly completed Block 3 retail spaces and the shared office spaces of Heller Pacific and Williams + Paddon Architects. The ICE Blocks is a three block urban development of R Street between 16th and 17th streets led by developer Heller Pacific. Each block is currently in various stages of construction but the final development will … Read More

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Small & Smart Living: 19J Project focus of Think Tank


ULI Member, Nikky Mohanna, Principal of Mohanna Development, spoke about the millennial motivation and social impact philosophy behind her 19J project in midtown. With rising rents and the increasing lack of affordability in the urban grid, 19J intends to provide “small and smart” units that meet the needs of the young, urban workforce. “This is such a crucial project in terms of addressing the affordability issue we’re seeing in midtown,” said Ms. Mohanna.  “The vision is to provide housing for our young workforce.” At 11 stories tall and 175 units, … Read More

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ULI Sacramento is awarded Regional Organization of the Year by SACOG


SACOG Salutes began in 1999 to recognize outstanding and innovative land-use, transportation and air quality planning, programs and activism throughout the six-county SACOG region. SACOG presents eight awards each year including Blueprint Excellence, Regional Project of the Year and Employer of the Year.  ULI Sacramento was honored to receive the 2016 Regional Organization of the Year.  Accepting on behalf of ULI is Alan Telford, District Council Chair, Marq Truscott, Incoming Chair, and Past Chair, John Hodgson.  For more information on other recipients, link to the media release below. SACOG Salutes … Read More

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Planning and Design for Resiliency, focus at Members Think Tank

500px Photo ID: 121470211 - Stairs to Atlantis. Shot on film (Fujifilm Superia 400) on the legendary Canon AE-1P.

Jonathan Hammond and  Bruce Playle of Indigo Hammond & Playle Architects and Robert Glasgow of Miyamoto International Inc. spoke at a recent Think Tank Session on the issues related to Resiliency and Extended Survivability. The speakers discussed how the shape of our buildings and cities will evolve in order to respond to the need for lowered carbon emissions, the hazards from global warming, wild fires, and earthquakes to to create safe, sustainable and livable cities. Discussion also included the economic benefits of resiliency.  To view the speaker’s presentation, see the … Read More

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Phil Angelides speaks to ULI Members about McKinley Village


Members were invited to tour and have a conversation with Phil Angelides of Riverview Capital Investments, Co-Developer of McKinley Village. Aaron Sussman, Vice President of The New Home Company, Co-Developer and Homebuilder, also spoke to members and led the tour. This infill project is now open to the public for model home tours. Phil talked about the challenges of the siting and bringing the project to fruition. Unique to the project is state of the art LED lights illuminating the underpass at night with multiple colors, an ever changing rainbow … Read More

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Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg keynote speaker at Annual Members Meeting


As ULI kicked off a new year July 1, Sacramento district council’s Annual Meeting was held featuring Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg at a packed house at Mulvaney’s. Steinberg spoke about key issues in our City that he will be addressing when taking office as Mayor. He remarked that ‘ULI was key in helping me craft SB375.’ Darrell has been a long-time friend and partner of the Urban Land Institute. We look forward to working with him on ULI’s key priorities.

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