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Sacramento’s Broadway area hopes to reinvent itself

May 14, 2015 – The Sacramento Bee

The west end of Broadway doesn’t look like much these days: a dead-end street with a smattering of old industrial buildings, drab storefronts and empty lots. That forlorn appearance belies a budding renaissance that is expected to sweep much of the Broadway corridor from the Sacramento River to Highway 99 in the next few years, bringing a bustling Main Street feel back to one of the city’s original 1849 boulevards.

Last week, developers began pouring foundations for the first of what will be 1,000 town homes, bungalows and lofts on a 32-acre former lumber mill site near Interstate 5. The project, called The Mill at Broadway, is billed as a future home for young adults who want to walk to work downtown, and for baby boomers who might trade bigger Land Park houses and yards for a lock-and-leave lifestyle. Read the full article.

Sacramento gets serious about improving Broadway

April 24, 2015 – The Sacramento Business Journal

The city of Sacramento has a preliminary plan for improving the Broadway corridor, but now it wants to hear from those who’d be in the middle of it. Next Wednesday, the city will host a pair of workshops to discuss a “Complete Streets” plan for the busy commercial photos corridor from Front Street to Highway 99.Sparky Harris, a city principal planner, said the outline for the plan comes from an Urban Land Institute study of the street from two years ago. Generally, that means enhancing Broadway for multiple travel modes: Walking and bikes in addition to motor vehicles. Read the full article.

Sacramento Eyeing Improvements To Breathe Life Into Broadway

April 24, 2015 – CBS Sacramento

Sacramento wants to make improvements to a busy street, with city leaders announcing a preliminary plan to improving Broadway. City officials say they’re just starting the process to figure out what the historic street needs to breathe life into it from Front Street to Highway 99. There is plenty of traffic, but nobody is stopping.

“We get a lot of cars going by, but they’re going by really fast and they are not stopping,” said David Gull with New Helvetia Brewing Company at 18th and Broadway. He says he’s excited to hear the city is stepping up. Read the full article.

City looking at improvements for Broadway Corridor

April 22, 2015 – Sacramento City Express

Broadway between the Sacramento River and Highway 99 is home to a variety of businesses, residents, government facilities, industrial centers, and cultural hotspots, and has a rich history and a contemporary street vibe. The City is looking to preserve and enhance the eclectic Broadway corridor, and make it a more inviting and safe place for all users including bicyclists, pedestrians, motorists, and transit riders. The Broadway Street Improvements project will identify necessary changes to accommodate all users and enhance the Broadway Corridor as a destination to live, work, and play.

“Broadway has many exciting destinations, but as an auto dominated arterial it is an unfriendly place to walk or ride a bike,” explained Sparky Harris, City of Sacramento Project Manager. “The goal of this project is to better connect sidewalks and bike lanes, enhance pedestrian crossings, and make the corridor an inviting destination for anyone attempting to travel without a car.” Read the full article.