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Arena? Check. Now where’s the rest of promised downtown development?

Sacramento city leaders justified contributing roughly a quarter of a billion dollars to the new downtown arena on the promise that it would serve as the defibrillator to a sluggish downtown. It may end up doing just that, but it’s going to take time. Here are the most pivotal development projects near Golden 1 Center.

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Streets in Sacramento’s downtown railyard open to drivers for the first time

After decades hidden away, Sacramento’s massive railyard officially opened its doors to the public Friday, ushering what officials predict will be a historic building boom in the northwest corner of downtown for decades to come. City leaders cut a red ribbon Friday atop the new Fifth Street bridge, finally making it possible to drive from downtown into the heart of the old locomotive yard where bulldozers were at work preparing the site for development.

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Golden 1 Center nears opening as construction hits two-year mark

Construction crews marked the two-year anniversary of work on downtown Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center on Monday. Sacramento Kings officials said the arena will be completed in time for an Oct. 4 Paul McCartney concert. A series of events is being scheduled at the arena for the last week of September.

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Transformation of downtown Sacramento will take some time

Some development projects in the urban core are well underway, while others seem years away.
Ryan Lillis The Sacramento Bee
Transformation of downtown Sacramento will take some time 1:39

Transformation of downtown Sacramento will take some time

Regional Transit wraps old trains 1:24

Regional Transit wraps old trains

Former King Kenny Thomas on his new restaurant and competition on K Street 0:45

Former King Kenny Thomas on his new restaurant and competition on K Street

Behind the scenes at Sacramento's Golden 1 Center arena 1:46

Behind the scenes at Sacramento's Golden 1 Center arena