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K Street Project To Move Forward After Lawsuit Settled

 
  

The City of Sacramento had claimed it met the requirements to receive redevelopment money before Governor Jerry Brown eliminated redevelopment agencies. The Department of Finance disagreed. The city sued.

The settlement will allow development of the 700 block of K Street.

In the agreement, the city loses $2.6 million in redevelopment funds but receives $1 million in state bond funds and the property between 7th and 8th Streets.

Leslie Fritzsche is the Development Manager for the City of Sacramento. She says 137 affordable and market-rate apartments will be built.   

"It's going to be a really fun project to watch because all of those storefronts are historic," she says. "All of those storefronts will remain.  And they're going to do kind of a surgical removal of the back half of those buildings to build the residential piece in behind."

Developers hope to have a financing plan before the City Council within the next 60 days. Construction could begin next year.

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