At issue is a parcel of land -- where an empty Macy's building currently sits -- that the city wants to obtain through eminent domain.
During a hearing Wednesday, Judge Raymond M. Cadei said he needed time to review issues raised by the property owner, according to the Sacramento Business Journal.
Among them is the claim that the city's resolution for the necessity of eminent domain only pertains to the land but not the building.
Cadei released a tentative ruling in favor of the city Tuesday afternoon. The city attorney told the Sacramento Business Journal said he expects a final ruling from Cadei in two to three days.
A Sacramento Superior Court Judge has issued a tentative ruling that will allow the City of Sacramento to go ahead with a downtown arena. There is a 9 a.m. hearing scheduled for Wednesday before the judge issues a final ruling.
Judge Raymond Cadei ruled against the U.S. Bank National Association's attempts to block eminent domain proceedings by the city for the old Macy's men's store and property at 600 K Street.
The judge says the city made a proper offer of $4.3 million to U.S. Bank and the California Public Employees Retirement System for the building and land. U.S. Bank had argued otherwise.
The City and Sacramento Kings plan to demolish the building and the Sacramento Downtown Plaza to make way for a new arena.
The judge says the City has the right to take the property by eminent domain.
The case is item number eight.
Three Sacramento residents have dropped their lawsuit against the city for allegedly providing "secret subsidies" to the Kings' arena.
UPDATE Aug. 13, 11:52 a.m. - The City of Sacramento has sold $299 million in bonds to help pay for the construction of a new arena in downtown Sacramento.
The City of Sacramento has agreed to hold 15 million emails as part of a lawsuit filed by two people who filed a California Public Records Act Request.
Closing arguments are complete in the trial over whether the city of Sacramento provided an illegal subsidy to the Sacramento Kings ownership group as part of the arena deal.
A lawsuit against the City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Kings has gone to trial.