Local developer Mike Heller at the old Crystal Ice buildings along R Street in Sacramento on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Developer Mike Heller is ready to submit plans to the city to completely rehabilitate the aging and dilapidated Crystal Ice buildings and adjacent structures on R street between 16th and 18th streets. The long-awaited project is moving forward with Heller planning major retail and restaurants in what has been one of the city’s most neglected but most promising development sites.
Local developer Mike Heller at the old Crystal Ice buildings along R Street in Sacramento on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Developer Mike Heller is ready to submit plans to the city to completely rehabilitate the aging and dilapidated Crystal Ice buildings and adjacent structures on R street between 16th and 18th streets. The long-awaited project is moving forward with Heller planning major retail and restaurants in what has been one of the city’s most neglected but most promising development sites. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
Local developer Mike Heller at the old Crystal Ice buildings along R Street in Sacramento on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Developer Mike Heller is ready to submit plans to the city to completely rehabilitate the aging and dilapidated Crystal Ice buildings and adjacent structures on R street between 16th and 18th streets. The long-awaited project is moving forward with Heller planning major retail and restaurants in what has been one of the city’s most neglected but most promising development sites. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
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