Open House will educate and seek input of residents and business owners on planned projects aimed at revitalizing the River District community.

The City of Sacramento, in partnership with Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA), Sacramento Regional Transit, and Sacramento County, will host an open house to engage the community in planning efforts for upcoming projects in the River District on Wednesday, March 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Smythe Academy located at 700 Dos Rios Street.

The purpose of the event is to inform the local community about the planned projects, as well as seek public input on the projects and the long-term vision for development in the River District. The event will be structured in an open house format organized around a series of stations where attendees can review materials, ask questions of staff, and contribute ideas.

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“The River District in Sacramento is undergoing significant and positive changes that will remake that neighborhood in the coming years,” said Councilmember Jeff Harris. “I look forward to working with all the stakeholders to ensure this area, historically a center of food processing, achieves its full potential as a thriving mixed-use community.”

“Community input is vital to achieving what we envision for the future of the River District and the surrounding area including the Twin Rivers community,” said SHRA Executive Director La Shelle Dozier. “We’ve gotten this far by creating solid partnerships with everyone on the same page and committed to transforming the area into a thriving residential and economic destination, and the outcomes from this event will help get us to success.”

The community meeting will have information on the following proposed projects:

  • North 12th Complete Street
  • North 16th Street Streetscape
  • Dos Rios Light Rail Station
  • New Twin Rivers Housing Development
  • New Fire Station 14

The River District, located at the confluence of the Sacramento and American Rivers, is undergoing tremendous revitalization from its industrial origins as a distribution and wholesale hub into an eclectic, mixed-use community with a wide range of employment, entertainment and housing options for families and individuals.

The long-term vision of the River District will be a vibrant, mixed-use community connected to the surrounding neighborhoods by a network of local streets, light rail, transit and bicycle and pedestrian pathways.