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Capitol Mall design project getting worldwide attention
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Capitol Mall design project getting worldwide attention

More than 70 design entries have been submitted for the Capitol Mall design competition to redo the section of the street west of the Capitol building, and organizers said Thursday that they expect to get up to a total of between 150 and 200 over the next couple of weeks. The competition’s goal is...

Sacramento redevelopment future in jeopardy
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Sacramento redevelopment future in jeopardy

The future of development and affordable housing projects in Sacramento is starting to look pretty grim. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the state budget into law June 29, putting two new bills into effect that significantly impact redevelopment agencies: ABx26 and ABx27. “There is no good news in any of...

“Jane’s Walk” Urban Planning Walks
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“Jane’s Walk” Urban Planning Walks

Sacramento Jane’s Walk 2011: Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 Jane’s Walk USA is a series of free neighborhood walking tours that helps put people in touch with their environment and with each other, by bridging social and geographic gaps and creating a space for cities to discover themselves...

Downtown is focus for urban design experts
Community Voice Urban Development

Downtown is focus for urban design experts

Sacramento needs to build a better image for its downtown, and Downtown Plaza should be “ground zero” for change, urban design experts said Wednesday. City and business leaders often refer to the heart of downtown as the J-K-L Corridor, named for the major streets the area is built on. But...

Sacramento development in 2010
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Sacramento development in 2010

Development in Sacramento suffered some significant setbacks in 2010. But there were modest moves forward as well, making for a mixed picture heading into 2011. The focus was on five major projects, which included: 1. The Railyards A suburban Chicago real estate investment firm, the Inland Real...

SACOG hosts rural-urban strategy forum
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SACOG hosts rural-urban strategy forum

Soil Born Farms and Mulvaney's B & L are among those being honored Friday when the Sacramento Area Council of Governments hosts a regional forum as the next step in the region's smart-growth plan. SACOG is hosting the Rural-Urban Connection Strategy to provide an update on best...

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