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 Golden 1 Center is one of the greenest arenas in the country. This week, the Sacramento Kings have a chance to showcase the environmental features to sports executives from around the nation.
The Sacramento City Council is expected to agree at Tuesday's meeting to one of the perks that comes from the contribution of $223 million for a new arena -free tickets and a suite.
The $557 million Golden 1 Center opens next week. Capital Public Radio got a sneak peek inside Tuesday during a tour sponsored by the Sacramento Kings.
The head chef for the soon-to-open Golden 1 Center holds a tasting to highlight the kitchen's local sourcing and measures to combat food waste
The new arena in downtown Sacramento is about four months from opening, and there is still much planning to be done if several Sacramento city departments are to be ready.
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