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Master Planning Today

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The City has refined two master plan concepts into one preferred option plan for the Sacramento Valley Station. This plan will be implemented in multiple stages, . While the plan’s full implementation is seen to be around the year 2040, earlier phases will be pursued to provide increased service.

The City is pursuing grants for the first stage of implementation, which includes a bus and mobility center along with relocated light rail platforms. The center will be in close proximity to drop-off and pick-up areas, and will provide:

  • 18 bus bays with electric bus charging
  • Lower-level parking, prioritized for car-share and electric vehicles
  • Bike facilities
  • Restrooms

A new north tunnel access to a plaza in the Railyards Shops District is also planned for early funding pursuits. Later stages will include improvements to public space, private development opportunities and the eventual expanded concourse connecting to the Railyards.

The plan area will be designed for sustainable principles on the City-owned site under the framework of the International Living Futures Institute Living Community Challenge.


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Throughout the master planning process, community members and stakeholders have the opportunity to learn about the effort and provide their input. Sign up to receive email updates about upcoming events here.

Previous Outreach Events

August 2020

On August 26, 2020, the City and project team held a virtual open house to present the draft area plan and discuss key elements with the community. Approximately 300 community members joined the discussion, which included opening remarks from Congresswoman Doris Matsui, Mayor Darrell Steinberg, and Vice Mayor Jeff Harris. A video recording of the open house is available below, and a downloadable version of the presentation is available here.

January/February 2020

In January 2020, the City held an online virtual community workshop focused on key design elements for the new station concourse, outdoor plazas and parks. Community members reviewed precedent images for architectural design, indoor and outdoor public areas, and programming for the future station. The virtual community workshop was open to the public until February 7, 2020. Below are links to the virtual workshop's summary materials.

January 2020

December 2019

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In December 2019, the City held a second community workshop focused on plans for the new bus/mobility center, the new station building, and placemaking opportunities in the plan area's public spaces. Below are links to this workshop's materials.

September 2019

On September 5, the City hosted a community workshop focused on the updated approach to rail and buses at the station, bicycle connections, open space, and parks.

On September 27, another focus group meeting took place with mobility representatives to discuss updates to the station’s new bus facility, planning for the station design, program components, and transfer networks.

July 2019

The City hosted a focus group meeting with representatives from placemaking and mobility groups to gather input on the station’s bus facility, bicycle network, and rail and station programming.