The new tank on Ballpark Drive will provide water for 10,000 new residents, business owners and shoppers the city expects once retail and housing units are completed east of the railroad tracks.
West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon says removal of those tracks will allow the new development and the Ironworks area to be connected.
"We have an application in to the federal economic development administration to begin the work on that. That's a long-term project, but it's essential to the long-term health of the bridge district."
The new park wraps around the water tank and is named after former baseball player and Yolo County Justice of the Peace Jerome D. Barry.
Barry's great great granddaughter, Candace Curtis says the area has undergone significant changes.
"It looks 100 times better than it used to," says Curtis. "I don't even know what was over here. Rice mills or something? Like, towers of nothing. It looks great now."
The water tank's pump house directs rain water to the park's landscaping. The City will apply for a grant to install solar panels to power the tank's lighting.
Rotating fire station closures known as "brownouts" in the City of Sacramento have come to an end.
Sacramento has conserved a lot of water, but it's hundreds-of-millions of gallons short of the 20 percent ordered by the Sacramento City Council. We spent a couple of days with Sacramento water cops to see what they're doing to help people conserve.
If you're a backyard gardener and live in Elk Grove, there's a new way to make sure all your extra oranges, zucchini and summer squash doesn't go to waste.
In the past five years four professional sports teams in Sacramento have folded, moved or tried to move. Now, there's a new team in town -the Sacramento Republic FC.
Tossed out: cross overs, closed offramps, and closed interchanges for I-5 and Cap City Freeway.