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Project Overview

The Railyards property is located just north of Downtown and south of the River District. Once serving as the western terminus of the 1860s Transcontinental Railroad, today the Railyards continue to house a major transportation hub and will soon be home to a dynamic mixed-use, transit oriented development. The 244-acre site will transform the historic Union Pacific site into a dynamic, urban environment featuring a state-of-the-art mass transit hub that will serve residents, workers, and visitors.

2007 Sacramento Railyards Plan

The original Sacramento Railyards project (P05-097) was approved by the City Council on December 11, 2007. The project involved the development of a maximum of 12,100 dwelling units, 1.4 million square feet of retail, 1,100 hotel rooms, 2.4 million square feet of office, 485,390 square feet of historic/cultural space, and 491,000 square feet of mixed use. A subdivision modification for minor changes was approved by the Planning and Design Commission in 2012 (P10-040). The changes included revising sections of 5th Street and 7th Streets to show two-way traffic; changing the alignment of 5th and 6th Streets; revising the tentative map to reflect the realignment and to accommodate a parking garage.

Current Proposal

 In June of 2015, an application was submitted for the Railyards, including a request to modify the land use plan to allow for two new opportunities - a soccer stadium and a Kaiser Medical Center. The project is proposing the following:

  •  6,000-10,000 dwelling units
  •  514,270 square feet of retail
  •  2,757,027 - 3,857,027 square feet of office use
  •  771,405 square feet of flexible mixed use
  •  1,228,000 square feet of medical campus
  •  1,100 hotel rooms (keys)
  •  485,390 square feet of historic and cultural uses
  •  33 acres of open space. 
  •  A soccer stadium with 19,621 seats, and potential to expand to approximately 25,000 seats.

Upcoming Public Meetings – City of Sacramento

City Council

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016
Location: City Hall, 915 I Street
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Subject:  Final Hearing on the Railyards Project.


For more information about documents from past meetings please visit Sacramento Railyards Meetings.

Contact Information

For information or questions regarding the Sacramento Railyards, please contact Teresa Haenggi.

Teresa Haenggi, Associate Planner
(916) 808-7554


Links to Proposed Railyards Documents

Links to Proposed Projects in the Railyards

Documents from the 2007 Sacramento Railyards

Specific Plan
Special Planning District (Revised in October 2013)
Design Guidelines

Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report

A Draft Subsequent Impact Environmental Report (DSEIR) is being prepared for this project. The document can be viewed on the Environmental Impact Report page.