Downtown Housing Initiative Plan
The Mayor's proposed Downtown Housing Initiative plan, a proposal that includes, among many other ideas, adaptive reuse of historic buildings and a comprehensive survey of the central city to identify historic buildings for use as a planning tool. Many of Sacramento's historic building surveys are almost 40 years old, and some neighborhoods were never properly documented. Updated surveys and resulting districts and landmarks could encourage adaptive reuse of those landmarks--and identify opportunity sites where new housing could be located without threatening demolition of historic neighborhoods.
Street Car Project
Preservation Sacramento supports continued public transportation investment. We hope the proposed streetcar line is the first step in a larger public transportation system investment. Sacramento once had a thriving street car system that connected neighborhoods like Oak Park, East Sacramento, Curtis Park, Land Park, and Del Paso to downtown, prior to automobiles ascendance to the preferred transportation method. Public transportation facilitates strong, healthy, and walk-able neighborhoods.
When the City of Sacramento voted to reject funding the streetcar system, it turned its back on our neighbors in West Sacramento, Yolo and Sacramento counties, the State of California, and the Federal Government who all pledged finatial support towards Sacramento's transportation system. Preservation Sacramento encourages the city to support all modes of public transportation today and into the future.