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Old June 2nd, 2008, 05:53 AM   #421
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 12:11 AM   #422
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Nice shots!
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Old June 14th, 2008, 12:42 AM   #423
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Here's a new Sacramento Photo thread by me: Sacramento - all night http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=645245



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Old July 2nd, 2008, 04:36 AM   #424
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Blanket of smoke





From the top of 500 Capitol Mall

Last Friday was the final pour of concrete on the 27th floor. I was fortunate enough
to get a ride to the top and take in the awesome view. It was smokey from all
the fires but the view was still sweet. The blue glass starts to going up this week.

















































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Wide shot >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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Old July 16th, 2008, 12:29 AM   #425
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Groundbreaking marks start of Thunder Valley expansion
By Art Campos - acampos@sacbee.com
Last Updated 2:09 pm PDT Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The United Auburn Indian Community will break ground Wednesday at Thunder Valley Casino near Lincoln on an expansion project that will include construction of a 23-story hotel atop the current gaming facility.

Besides the planned five-star, 650-room hotel, the facility will include a convention center, ballrooms, more gaming space, restaurants, a spa, a lounge, a 3,000-seat performing arts center and a parking structure.

The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at the south-entrance parking lot at the casino, 1212 Athens Ave.

Doug Elmets, a spokesman for the Indian tribe, which owns the casino, said in a news release that the expansion project will create about 1,000 construction jobs and 1,200 permanent jobs. Completion is set for July 2010, he said.

Analysts have estimated cost of the expansion to be $1 billion.

When completed, the project will generate $10.2 million in property tax, $900,000 in food and beverage taxes and $1 million in occupancy tax annually for Placer County.



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Old July 16th, 2008, 04:27 AM   #426
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nice! but $1 billion is quite alot for this project.
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Old July 18th, 2008, 10:13 PM   #427
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It's bene a few years since I've been through Sacramento.. but it keeps getting better and better.
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Old August 16th, 2008, 06:14 AM   #428
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Old August 20th, 2008, 08:47 AM   #429
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anyone know anything about this project?
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Old August 21st, 2008, 07:47 AM   #430
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Contaminated dirt is still been extracted and removed from the railyards site and transported away to Utah. This article below is the latest I know of.

With bond funds approved, Sacramento railyard design to begin
By Mary Lynne Vellinga

Saturday, June 21, 2008

After a decade of talk, building at Sacramento's downtown railyard is finally poised to begin.

The state Department of Housing and Community Development on Friday approved $47 million in bond funding for the railyard – money that will be used to construct streets connecting the site to the rest of downtown. Design will begin right away, and construction on key roads likely will start next year, said Suheil Totah, vice president for developer Thomas Enterprises.

"I'm very excited, and I'm about to go to Disneyland," said Totah, who was in Los Angeles on Friday for the meeting of the housing department committee that approved the awards.

Paying for the enormous cost of laying streets and utilities across the railyard's dusty expanse has been one of the major obstacles to transforming it into a neighborhood with thousands of housing units, shop-lined streets, and an arts and entertainment district. While the grant will fall well short of covering the entire cost, it will allow construction to begin on the first phase.

The state also awarded $16.6 million to West Sacramento for redevelopment of the Triangle neighborhood just south of the Tower Bridge.

Combined, the awards will allow two long-dormant industrial sites on either side of the Sacramento River to be made ready for housing, offices and shops. Proponents hope that when the streets and other improvements are made, the real estate market will have turned around, and developers will flock to build on prime pieces of land close to the Sacramento River and downtown.

"It's fantastic for the riverfront," said West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon.

Friday afternoon, the awards were still awaiting final signoff by Lynn Jacobs, director of the state Department of Housing and Community Development. But officials said they didn't anticipate any surprises.

"Needless to say, we're very excited and pleased, and feel Sacramento has done very well," said Patti Bisharat, Sacramento's director of governmental affairs.

Even more Sacramento projects could receive immediate funding if the state Legislature passes Assembly Bill 1252, to speed up distribution of money from the $2.9 billion state housing bond passed by voters in 2006.

As of Friday, the bill was in the Senate Appropriations Committee. It was expected to reach the Senate floor by Monday.

If the bill passes, the state Department of Housing and Community Development plans to grant another $6.4 million to the Triangle, as well as $19.1 million to Township 9, a 65-acre development between Richards Boulevard and the American River, envisioned to eventually include 3,000 housing units.

An additional $4.4 million would go the Broadway Lofts, a housing, retail and office project planned for 19th Street and Broadway, in the Land Park neighborhood.

"It would be nice if we got everything funded," said Sacramento City Councilman Rob Fong, who traveled to Los Angeles for a two-day meeting this week of the committee approving the awards.

The awards announced Friday left the developers of the downtown railyard gleeful. But the news disappointed the developers behind Township 9. They had asked for $30 million, and now stand to get $19.1 million – and then only if AB 1252 passes.

Township 9 lost out despite being the city's top choice to receive this year's round of funding from the pot of money for "infill" projects. It designated the railyard as the favored project for a smaller pot of money geared toward transit-friendly projects.

The rationale: Township 9 was ready to start construction sooner.

In the end, railyard developer Thomas Enterprises emerged on top with its application for $30 million in infill funds and $17 million in transit money – the maximum amount available.

The company lobbied the Legislature and the Governor's Office heavily, spending $224,314 in the past two years, according to state records.

"Clearly, on a political level, the railyards is much better connected; I think that's obvious," said Ron Vrilakas, a local architect working on the Township 9 project.

Totah said the railyard is a signature project that deserves funding. He noted that its $47 million award was the largest in the state. "We knew we had a project that was of national significance," Totah said.

He said the $47 million would pay to extend Fifth Street over the Union Pacific tracks to the railyard development, and to build Railyards Boulevard, which will serve as the neighborhood's east-west artery.

Cabaldon said the money for West Sacramento will pay to build a street grid in the Triangle area and to extend the city's riverfront promenade south of the Tower Bridge.

"We're thrilled; we're absolutely thrilled," said Les Bowman, West Sacramento's redevelopment manager. "The Triangle has a plan, it has a great vision. What the Triangle doesn't have today is infrastructure."
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Old August 21st, 2008, 12:21 PM   #431
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excellent pictures innov8, they made me miss living in sac ... good article too.
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Old August 29th, 2008, 01:35 PM   #432
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Indian gaming is nothing more than the California legislators whoring themselves for a quick buck when they cant even get a budget in place without fleecing the taxpayers pockets. Big money indian gaming has killed the charitable bingo industry in California and taken down many great causes and groups, namely the Sacramento Freelancers Drum and Bugle Corps, a group I was a member of for 7 years. I live in England now but go back to Sacramento alot and I for one will NEVER step foot in an Indian gaming establishment.

There, I said it. I will probably get moderated for it but I feel better for having said it.
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Old September 1st, 2008, 03:09 AM   #433
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Well, you should get your post deleted cause it has nothing to do with anything about this thread.

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Old September 5th, 2008, 07:12 AM   #434
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Old November 1st, 2008, 10:21 PM   #435
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Great shots, love them. I know I'm reviving this slightly, but this is development news. I think a project deserving more attention would be the new Sutter Medical Center over on 28th Street. It's got a good design, and it would appear to me, along with that new surgical center out in Elk Grove, that the metro area is starting to become a burgeoning medical and medical research center.

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Old November 10th, 2008, 04:02 AM   #436
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So are they finished building that last one? What's the name of it?
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Old November 13th, 2008, 05:51 AM   #437
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Old November 14th, 2008, 04:43 AM   #438
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I would love to move back to nice Sacramento.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 01:11 AM   #439
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Great pictures innov8, excellent as a matter of fact. All the stuff in downtown makes me incredibly happy right now. I just hope they eventually do something with Lot A's (new US Bank Tower) parking lot. Doesn't make sense to me to put a parking lot on top of a parking lot.
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Great shots, love them. I know I'm reviving this slightly, but this is development news. I think a project deserving more attention would be the new Sutter Medical Center over on 28th Street. It's got a good design, and it would appear to me, along with that new surgical center out in Elk Grove, that the metro area is starting to become a burgeoning medical and medical research center.

Well, UC Davis Med Center is becoming well known for it's excellent cancer treatment center. They also have one of the newest and largest imaging machines made.
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