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.
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.