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Folsom Blvd: Corridor Catalyst program

If you’ve driven in the Folsom Blvd area lately, you have seen a tremendous amount of construction. November 1 our panelists talked about their specific roles in the changes that are occurring along this busy corridor and how these changes will catalyze more development.   They addressed how you change an aging industrial and mixed use thoroughfare into a modern, pedestrian and bike friendly commercial corridor and what are the catalysts that spark re-design and more importantly, investment, in  defunct intersections and infrastructure improvements.  How have Sac State, developers, the … Read More

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City’s first Chief Innovation Officer Louis Stewart talk with Members

With the Smart City Initiative and the selection of the city’s first Innovation Officer, Louis Stewart, the city has made great strides in establishing Sacramento as a “tech forward” city.  From Jump Bikes, to 5G wireless networks, to autonomous vehicles, to the $44 million dollar Electrify America Grant, the Smart City Initiative is changing the way Sacramentans live, work, and play now and into the future.   Louis Stewart was the guest speaker at this month’s Think Tank and updated ULI members on how the City’s Innovation goals are impacting development … Read More

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ULI NEXT Tour of 700 K with Bay Miry

ULI’s NEXT Initiative, for ULI Members ages 35-45, was invited to tour 700 K with Developer Bay Miry. Meeting up at the new Ruhstaller on K Street, Bay talked about the project from vision to now which spanned over an 8-year period.  The City of Sacramento selected D&S and CFY to develop the block of 700 K.  Offering both affordable units and market rate, the Hardin’s Resident Clubhouse has recently been completed, and the community has a variety of unit layouts, including 2-story apartment units. Retail on the block of … Read More

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Request for Nominations for ‘Best Public Place’ and ‘Next Big Idea’ 6th Annual Vision Honors Awards

ULI Sacramento will be presenting the sixth annual Vision Honors Dinner at the Citizen Hotel on Wednesday, November 14 from 6:00-9:00 pm. ULI Sacramento’s Annual Vision Honors was established in 2012 to recognize and honor outstanding leadership in both the private and public sector in Sacramento’s real estate land use community. Past Vision Honors recipients represent the highest standards of achievement in the real estate development industry. Along with the Member/Achiever Honor being awarded this year, we are asking ULI Members for your nominations for the following new and exciting … Read More

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Summer Mixer with SACOG

ULI Sacramento along with our Partner SACOG held a Members Reception at Weintraub Tobin with Special Guest Speaker  Amanda Blackwood, President & CEO of the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce. Remarks were made by Amanda Blackwood, former owner and managing partner of Sacramento-based OE Consulting Group, and who was recently was named the new President & CEO at the Sacramento Metro Chamber. “We are experiencing a time of major growth, energy and a desire for progress,” Blackwood said. “Many feel, including me, that the time is now to embrace our … Read More

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Two Local Leaders who Mean Business

ULI Sacramento’s WLI – Women’s Leadership Initiative held a lunchtime program with special guests Sacramento County Supervisor Susan Peters and Roseville Vice Mayor Bonnie Gore.  These local leaders have 18 combined years in local office within the Sacramento Region. The conversation, moderated by Bonnie Chiu, co-chair, ULI WLI, centered around issues that are priority in their respective jurisdictions from Housing, Homelessness, Infrastructure and Retail box re-purposing. While women make up more than half the U.S. adult population, gains have been made (especially in California, where we have sent more women … Read More

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Housing in the Evolving Suburb: The Sacramento Story

ULI engaged RCLCO, an organization providing strategic and tactical advice regarding investment, planning and development for developers, investors and the public sector, to develop a report which reveals significant differentiation between cities and suburbs and how those differences influence future residential and development demand. Eric Willett, Senior Associate with RCLCO Institute presented to Members today the highlights of the Evolving Suburbs report, and provided a specific look at the Sacramento region with regard to our suburban market story. Download the report at the following link. Housing in the Evolving Suburb_Final ULI Sacramento also … Read More

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Rent Control and its implications to the real estate industry

Guest Speaker at today’s Members Think Tank session was Dr. Robert Wassmer, Professor and Acting Chair of the Dept of Public Policy & Administration and Director, Masters Program in Urban Land Development at Sac State. ULI members heard an unbiased presentation by Dr. Wassmer who has studied this issue extensively and who provided history on this hotly debated topic, and the current regulatory environment. Rent Control is an ever increasing and urgent issue both statewide and locally.  Recently, rent control opponents filed a rent control initiative with the City of … Read More

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YLG Members at Container Project in Oak Park

Young Leader Members had an opportunity to hear about the evolution of infill development with shipping containers with ULI Member Sam Allen with Grounded Real Estate. The project proposes a multi-story building constructed out of shipping containers.  The building will include up to 30 work and retail spaces about 160 square feet each at 34th Street and Broadway.  

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Sacramento featured in NY Times article: ‘Americas Sports Stadiums are Moving Downtown’

The Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., home to the N.B.A. Kings, has played a key role in the redevelopment of that city’s downtown. Link to full article here  

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