The Sacramento Kings have proposed a 16-story mixed use high-rise next to the new arena that is currently under construction. The plan has the tower facing J Street, between 5th and 6th Streets. The Sacramento Bee reports that the first four floors of the building will be made of a grand lobby, retail space, offices and hotel amenities. There will be 250 rooms and 69 residences filling the top five floors. The Kings have asked for a city Planning Commission hearing to discuss the plans on Dec. 11 and are seeking to have the necessary permits approved early next year.
12/03/2014 7:32 PM | Updated: 12/04/2014 10:29 AM
A major California builder with deep Sacramento ties has submitted plans to the city for a 26-story headquarters and office tower on J Street across the street from the planned downtown arena and hotel.
Vanir Development Co. Inc. is proposing what it says will be “the most distinguished building in downtown Sacramento,” a high-rise that would serve as the company’s headquarters and also house the regional headquarters for a major commercial bank. Tenants also would include a restaurant, cafe and health club, the company said in a post on its website.
Company officials could not be reached for comment Wednesday evening, but city officials said the firm submitted a project application last week to build the structure at 601 J St., the site of a former bank building.
The project, if built, is expected to be the largest corporate headquarters in downtown.
The disclosure of Vanir’s plans comes three weeks after the Sacramento Kings submitted plans to the city for a 16-story hotel and condo tower facing J Street, one block from the Vanir development. That tower is part of the Kings’ plan to eventually add more than 1 million square feet of office space, housing, shops and restaurants to the area surrounding the sports arena under construction at Downtown Plaza.
The company has published a brief description on its website of the planned J Street office, calling it a class A office building that will include sustainable architecture approaches. The building will hold 372,000 square feet of office space.
“Timeless describes the design's dynamic, fresh look based on traditional architectural and corporate values,” the company said. “The main lobby will be grand in every aspect; large floor area, three-story height, and unique artwork.”
The proposed building, at 26 stories, would be among the tallest in Sacramento, and would stand near other significant projects planned for downtown.
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Downtown Plaza operator JMA Ventures has applied to build for a 250-room hotel as a 16-story tower next to the downtown arena. But what kind of hotel could it be?
The tower also will include 69 upscale apartments, 35,000 square feet of office space and 45,000 square feet of retail space. Construction could begin next year with an opening about the same time as the arena in fall 2016.
Plans for the hotel are still preliminary, so no brand is yet associated with it. And that's where things get interesting...
The Sacramento Kings and JMA Ventures are announcing today that the planned hotel adjacent to the new Sacramento Entertainment and Sports Center will be operated by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.
The four-star, 250-room hotel will be housed in the 16-story, mixed-use tower, which the Kings announced last fall.
Kimpton started in 1981 and currently runs 66 hotel properties in 31 U.S. cities, including nine properties in San Francisco, such as the Palomar, Triton and the Sir Francis Drake. InterContinental Hotels Group announced in December 2014 that it was acquiring Kimpton, the largest independent boutique hotel chain in the United States.
In an interview with Sactown this morning, Sacramento Kings president Chris Granger emphasized the importance of securing a world-renowned hotel brand for downtown Sacramento’s urban growth.
“In order to attract the biggest events, [Sacramento doesn’t yet] have enough four-star hotel rooms, so we’re thrilled to add this to the mix,” he said. “This won’t be a Hotel Monaco or a Palomar—this will be something we create that’s unique to Sacramento.”
e hotel will occupy 10 to 12 stories of the high-rise, and the condos above the hotel will also be operated by Kimpton. Hotel features will likely include special long beds for visiting NBA players, and although many of the design details are forthcoming (they are scheduled to be finalized over the next several months), Granger noted that the hotel’s aesthetic and features will be reflective of Sacramento’s culture. “It’s going to be a joint effort to create something that we think people will truly be proud of here,” he said.
Kimpton’s restaurants and bars are acclaimed for their use of seasonal and sustainable menus and craft cocktails. Granger said plans for on-site dining establishments at this new Sacramento location are in the works, but nothing has been finalized yet.
Sorry, I know you didn't ask this question recently but better late than ever.Are there any chance that a high-rise other than the arena's hotel gets built in the next 3 years?
Thanks for the update. At least the existing high-rises of Sac are very good looking onesSorry, I know you didn't ask this question recently but better late than ever.
There are only two proposals in Downtown Sacramento that I'm aware of (besides the 16 story Kimpton Hotel currently under construction adjacent the arena); Vanir Tower (26 stories) and the 10 story Hyatt Place. Vanir Tower is still probably three years away from construction (if ever). There just isn't much demand for high rise office space in Sacramento. There are only so many lobbyists and attorneys demanding prime downtown office space. The State of California prefers large floor plates that aren't conducive to high rise office space. In fact, some state agencies have already relocated to the suburbs. The state never constructs quality projects anyway so Sacramento is probably better off if they don't build new high rises.
The Hyatt Place will likely move forward but unless Sacramento finds somebody willing to move forward with a residential high rise, the chances of any dramatic change to the skyline there is slim.