City seeks input on design for the Sacramento Valley Station

Have architectural design ideas for the future of the Sacramento Valley Station?

The City of Sacramento is hosting a virtual community workshop to obtain input on the future station’s architecture, key design elements, and programs and activities as part of the Sacramento Valley Station Master Plan development process.

Once finalized, the 20-year master plan will encompass the renovation of the historic downtown depot at 401 I St. and the addition of a concourse inside a new station located behind the historic depot building. Additional improvements that will be included in the master plan are a new bus center, a new light rail station and an updated approach to bike, pedestrian and traffic circulation.

A key component of the master plan is a new concourse that will service all rail, light rail and bus passengers, with the historic depot building transitioning into a community amenity. The concourse inside the new station will ultimately serve the Sacramento region’s transit needs and become a community destination.

“We have a wonderful opportunity to plan for a new station area that draws inspiration from international transit centers while also celebrating the Sacramento region,” said Greg Taylor, project manager for the Sacramento Valley Station Master Plan. “Community members can share their ideas for the new concourse, which will become a central destination for both Sacramento residents and transit riders in the future.”

Community members can access the virtual community workshop from Jan. 15 to 29 at The workshop includes a short informational video, which provides an overview of the plan’s process, goals and current stage of design.

For questions about the virtual community workshop, please contact Elise Brockett at For questions about the Sacramento Valley Station Master Plan, please contact Greg Taylor at More information about the Sacramento Valley Station Master Plan can be found at