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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 October, 2016, the City Council approved planning entitlement for the Sacramento Railyards.  The project includes 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.

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 Richard Rich.

Richard Rich, Project Manager
(916) 808-2519


Links to Railyards Documents

Subsequent Environmental Impact Report

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