First building to be demolished kicks off construction for C3 Project

Last week, the City began demolition of the Convention Center, starting with the Center’s Administration Offices, also known as the Panattoni Building. The demolition of the structure on the corner of 15th and K streets signals a significant early milestone for the C3 Project, which involves the renovation/expansion of the Convention Center, Community Center Theater and Memorial Auditorium.

The razing of the Panattoni involved a large crane dismantling the building.

“After years of planning and community conversation, we are excited to finally kick-off this part of the C3 project with the demolition of the Panattoni Building at 15th and K Streets where a new entrance to the new convention center will rise,” said Vice Mayor Steve Hansen.

“This will better connect our Midtown restaurants and hotels to the many visitors who come for work or enjoyment. The C3 set of projects are monumental for the visitor economy of our City and our region as we build for a brighter future.”

The demolition of the Panattoni Building, which has been occupied by the City for more than 25 years, is the first of a series of groundbreakings related to the C3 Project. A larger event will be planned for Summer 2019 for the demolition of the West Lobby of the Convention Center.

“The City is dedicated to minimizing any impacts caused by the C3 Project and is implementing construction in strategic phases,” said Ofelia Avalos, C3 Project Manager.

To accommodate the demolition and construction, 15th Street from J Street to K Street will be reduced by one lane. Additional impacts include:

  • Parking meters on the west side of 15th street between J and K streets will be unavailable through Fall 2019.
  • One of the two right turn lanes will be closed on J street approaching 15th street through Fall 2019.
  • The bus stop on the west side of 15th street between J and K streets has been permanently relocated to the west side of 15th street, between K and L streets.

The first phase of the C3 Project began in early June 2018 with the renovation of the Memorial Auditorium, which will be completed in Spring of 2019 in time for graduation season. The Auditorium will host all scheduled performing arts events during the renovation of the Sacramento Community Center Theater, which begins Summer 2019.

Both the Community Center Theater and the Convention Center will close for construction in Summer 2019 and re-open in Winter 2020. During this time, all shows scheduled at the Community Center Theater will be relocated to the Memorial Auditorium. Meanwhile, conventions and conferences temporarily will be hosted at various venues throughout the city. Downtown hotels, however, will continue to host overnight visitors.

Visit C3 Project for more information.

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