The group's Executive Director Michael Ault says a combination of efforts by private groups and city government is paving the way for a new kind of downtown experience.
"Our goal is to not just have us go to an 8 o'clock concert or a 7:30 game, but to come two hours be part of an active, urban district that gives you opportunities whether or not you even have a ticket to this event."
~Michael Ault, Executive Director
Ault spoke at the partnership's annual State of Downtown Breakfast. He said the group has joined with Dignity Health to address the homeless problem and with the police department to address nuisance crimes downtown.
Transportation was also a focal point of the downtown forecast. As part of the refurbishing of downtown, the City of Sacramento will begin a Sacramento Train Station renovation this spring.
Construction on a street car line connecting Sacramento and West Sacramento is expected to break ground next summer.
The Sacramento Kings have released an updated work plan for the new downtown Sacramento arena than had been released before.
A judge has ruled a lawsuit over a non-binding term sheet between the City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Kings is without merit. But, the judge says the plaintiffs may amend the lawsuit to target the recently-approved arena project.
A new Sacramento arena hasn't been built yet, but the team is already selling the arena experience in a new office downtown.
The council voted 7-2 Tuesday night in favor of the new arena project. Many of the people who spoke against the arena project at the city council meeting have gone to court to try to undo the council's decision.
The City of Sacramento is preparing for as many as 900 people to attend tonight's city council meeting. The Sacramento Kings will ask for permission to begin the construction phase of a new downtown arena.