SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The city of Sacramento is now taking a survey asking people to share how they envision the downtown plaza with a new entertainment and sports center. CBS13 shows you the plan that’s already in the works.
The planned development is a mix of apartments and retail, including a live a music venue, popular local chefs from Tuli Bistro and Kru opening up new hot spots here on the ground floor.
But it’s a big difference from right now, except for a cell phone store on the corner. Every single one of these storefronts is empty and ugly.
The new plans call for a rooftop patio on top of one building, which will be converted into a restaurant and bar. And on the other side of a nearby rooftop patio? It’s going to be torn down and turned into housing.
Kevin Rivers waits for his train ride home from this spot, but he’s stopped waiting for the new development.
“I haven’t seen no changes. So, until then, we can talk,” said Rivers.
Those changes could be on the way now. A city council vote to approve new financing is planned for Tuesday. After the governor gutted all of the state’s redevelopment agencies a year ago, development in the 700 block of K Street has been in limbo.
Jack Anthony owns nearby max nutrition and he says he’s getting pumped again.
“They need performance-enhancing development,” said Anthony.
The 700 block K Street development across from the downtown plaza, would move forward, whether a new kings arena goes up or not.
K Street could stand for Kings or, with this plan, strictly for a redevelopment comeback.
The new arena could bring 5,000-6,000 new patrons per week.