City Beat

Large retail strip planned for heart of Curtis Park development

One day after filing an application to build a large retail building in the heart of his Crocker Village neighborhood, developer Paul Petrovich submitted plans Tuesday for a second retail strip in the Sacramento project.

Petrovich filed the latest application Wednesday for a 33,879-square-foot retail strip facing Crocker Drive, just north of Sutterville Road. Drawings for the project show 16 different shops, but no tenants were identified. The retail strip is part of a larger 111,797-square-foot shopping center where Petrovich has sought to build a grocery store. He is seeking a city review of the design of the retail strip.

Petrovich declined to comment on the project Wednesday.

A summary of the project with the application said “the design for the Crocker Village Neighborhood Shopping Center has been informed by the historic architecture” of the former railyard site. It said the buildings will include “historic materials and colors,” as well as “period light fixtures, metal and fabric canopies, trim and roof cornices, and natural colors” inspired by architecture from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

“The Crocker Village Neighborhood Shopping Center design will bring a small town fabric to the residents of Crocker Village, the surrounding neighborhood, and to the city of Sacramento,” the application reads.

Petrovich Development filed a separate application Tuesday with the city for a 36,500-square-foot retail center on Crocker Drive and 10th Avenue, north of the retail center that was the focus of Wednesday’s filing. No tenant was named in that application.

Petrovich is suing the city over its refusal to allow Safeway to construct a gas station next to a grocery store it had planned to build in the development, previously named Curtis Park Village.

Ryan Lillis: 916-321-1085, @Ryan_Lillis