The city of Sacramento is proposing a series of event-parking zones around Golden 1 Center where it can charge variable prices for street and garage parking when the downtown arena opens in two months.
The Sacramento Kings and partners announced they are naming their new downtown hotel The Sawyer in honor of a ruling by a Gold Rush-era judge, considered one of the first environmental judgments in the country.
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.
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.
Last year, a dozen downtown business leaders sent an open letter to Sacramento Regional Transit, calling its trains and stations dirty, and entreating the agency to step up its game prior to this October’s opening of the Golden 1 Center. Since then, the agency has been on a self-improvement mission. Has it done enough?
Tally doesn’t include the dining and drinking options at the arena itself, which will boast a robust concessions program that emphasizes homegrown restaurant brands and ingredients sourced within a 150-mile radius of Sacramento.
The former Sacramento Kings player is co-owner of El Rey taqueria, which is scheduled to open Aug. 11 near the Golden 1 Center. More than 30 new bars and restaurants are set to open in area in the near future.
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.