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City looking for ways to improve a downtown corridor

North 16th St at UPRR underpass

Community invited to provide input on potential improvements to the 16th/North 16th Street

June 12, 2017

Have ideas of improving the lighting, safety, and appearance of 16th/North 16th Street? The streets lead to a heavily traveled corridor that ultimately connects downtown to Business 80.

The City of Sacramento is hosting an online community questionnaire to gather input on current challenges, opportunities for improvements, and proposed enhancements to the 16th/North 16th Street corridor between H Street and Richards Boulevard. Community members are invited to visit to share their thoughts and ideas by June 20.

“We have a wonderful opportunity to make the North 16th streetscape more pedestrian-friendly,” said City Councilmember Steve Hansen. “Originally designed as a highway through the Central city, it deserves investment and attention to properly connect downtown with the River District. I hope our residents will take advantage of this opportunity to get involved with such an important project.”

The River District Specific Plan, adopted in 2011, envisioned that 16th/North 16th Street would retain and expand its mix of light industrial and commercial uses, with opportunities for adaptive reuse, mixed use and live work uses. The streetscape plan will contribute to the goals of the specific plan by improving conditions along 16th/North 16th Street and helping the corridor become an attractive community destination.

“Improving hardscape is a great first step towards economic development for this important corridor in the River District”, said City Councilmember Jeff Harris.

Questions about the online community questionnaire and the project can be directed to the project manager, Megan Johnson, with the City of Sacramento.

Contact: Marycon Razo, Media & Communications Specialist, (916) 808-4751.