The Sacramento arena design and development team will talk at tonight's City Council meeting about incorporating public feedback into the arena plans.
Assistant City Manager John Dangberg says the public space between the arena and neighboring homes and businesses is primary on the minds of the developers
"That space needs to be engaging,” says Dangberg. “It needs to feel safe. It needs to be exciting, unique. And that is critical for not only the success of the new arena, but also for the success of the surrounding development that is going on. That includes residential, hotel, office, retail."
Dangberg says one of the goals for the new arena is for it to be LEED Gold certified.
"That is a national certification on environmental sustainability and that incorporates many elements from use of public transit, pedestrian and bicycle use to things like solar, water discharge amounts, how surface drainage is treated," he says.
Sacramento Kings President Chris Granger is expected to introduce the design team to the City Council tonight as part of his presentation.
The City says the design, financing, and environmental review portions of the new arena are all on schedule with an opening day set for October 2016.