Monthly Archives: August 2012

City Staff presents Council with “ULI’s Daniel Rose Railyards Study Final Report”

At the Tuesday, August 21 City Council meeting, Fran Halbakken, city railyard development manager, presented highlights from the final report “Redeveloping the Railyards to Strengthen the Urban Core” published by the Urban Land Institute’s Daniel Rose Fellowship program.  Sacramento was selected as one of four cities in the country to take part in this year-long program with a specific land use challenge “The Railyards” as the focus. City of Sacramento received technical assistance and expertise over the year from a national panel. The report summarizes the panel’s findings including opportunities … Read More

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Sac Press Live Chat: John Hodgson, Past Chair, ULI Sacramento on development in Sacramento’s railyards

While the arena deal might be dead, planning for the downtown railyards remains at the center of the agenda for Sacramento, and on Aug 21, city staff presented to city council a report on the best way Sacramento can encourage development in the 240-acre site. The basis for that presentation will be a recently-published report conducted by the city and the Urban Land Institute think tank, “Redeveloping the Railyards to Strengthen the Urban Core.” On Aug. 15 Sac Press spoke with Hodgson on the details of the report, which at … Read More

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