SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento skyline could change with new proposed high-rises and it’s not sitting well with some who got a first glance of the proposed project on Wednesday.
A group of investors wants to build several residential high-rises in downtown with 1,200 new apartments.
The renderings are now on display, and people like Daniella Hartley who lives at the Capitol Towers, have concerns.
“What kind of rent increase am I going to expect?” she said. “There’s brand new apartments that have gone in on 16th Street that are the equivalent in size and accommodations as our tower that are three times our price.”
Her apartment would be remodeled in the project. Under the plan, the ground floor villas would be gone, replaced with mid-level and high-rise buildings over the next several years.
John Nyan says adding more units will mean years of construction, dust, commotion and a lack of access.
Dave Eadie, who represents the investors says there will be plenty of open green space with the new towers.
“We’re going to open up O Street, what was O Street, to what exists now,” he said.
Supporters like Anthony Priley say with a new Sacramento Kings arena and millions of dollars in new investment on the table, this is the direction Sacramento needs to go.
“With the arena coming in, having housing that meets those new standards, it’s something everyone is going to want,” he said.