Civic Lab Marketplace Mixer & Corridor Tours with ULI Sacramento and SACOG
Join the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), in partnership with ULI Sacramento for the Civic Lab Marketplace on Wednesday, May 22 at the CADA Courtyard in Sacramento.
Actively collaborate with 12 Civic Lab project teams at The Marketplace to develop and launch solutions that revitalize aging commercial corridors in the Sacramento region.
You also have the opportunity to tour project sites, hear corridor visions, and have the opportunity to start pilot project discussions with teams.
This event is free to attend but pre-registration is required and space is limited.
A social hour is included. RSVP to SACOG by May 15 at the link below.
When: May 22, 2019 12:00pm – 7:30pm
Guided corridor tours | 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Marketplace Reception | 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Reception Location: CADA Courtyard | 1322 O St., Sacramento
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. RSVP by May 15 indicating Reception and/or Tours!
1. Become a pre-qualified vendor
Learn how to become pre-qualified which allows you to contract directly with project teams through SACOG’s Request for Qualifications. This unique approach streamlines procurement and expedites project delivery. Last year, 10 Civic Lab projects were awarded over $2M of combined private investment and dedicated public sector funding.
2. Create projects with ready teams
Project teams are willing to create disruptive, innovative solutions. They represent 12 commercial corridor project areas, have executive buy-in, and include property owners and public space for pilot projects. Teams consist of economic development and planning staff, property/business owners, developers, and PBIDs. They will pitch their visions at The Marketplace. .
3. See first hand the opportunities for change
See sites ripe for housing innovation, visit areas with storefronts in need of re-design, and discuss areas for feasibility studies during guided corridor project tours.
4. Put your work in front of California’s leaders
Meet legislative staff, local elected officials, and national leaders. Your expertise will guide small-scale pilot design that can lead to scaled implementation, inform policy changes at the local and state level, and develop future iterations of the Civic Lab program
What is Civic Lab?
Our Civic Lab program works to design innovative solutions to challenges facing our communities in the Sacramento region. We like to think of it as our version of a tech-accelerator. 12 teams made up of public sector staff, property/business owners, developers, PBIDs, and more are working to revitalize the commercial corridors in our region. All of our communities have an aging corridor that has seen disinvestment, changing retail habits, aging infrastructure, and vacant buildings. We want to create vibrant places where people want to live, work, and play.
Partners with ULI Sacramento:
12 project teams are participating in Year 2 of Civic Lab representing urban cities and rural main streets. A full team list with their project goals can be found here. .
See first hand the opportunities for change
Civic Lab Year 2 works in partnership with the Sacramento chapter of the Urban Land Institute who provide invaluable expertise and monthly consultation to the program.