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 City Treasurer says a lawsuit filed against the city and the Sacramento Kings' arena project caused a delay in the bond-buying process.
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An A+ and A rating allowed the City of Sacramento to offer more than $270 million in bonds to help pay for the city's share of the new Golden 1 Center arena downtown.
While the outside of the new downtown arena takes shape, preliminary foundation work has begun for the new hotel next to the arena.
A company headquartered in China, but that was once based near Sacramento has been selected by the Sacramento Kings to install solar panels on the new arena.