Don’t forget, if you want to find out all the details on the Mckinley Village project or the latest and greatest info on the progress of the Sutter Park neighborhood you should go to the MENA meeting on Tuesday night at 6:30.The community meeting is sponsored by MENA and ESIA on June 4th at 6:30pm at the Clunie Auditorium. The presenters will display graphics and answer questions on the proposed development. If you want to find out a lot about the project before the meeting, the development company has their shinny new website all set up. Go to http://mckinleyvillage.com to read all about the their plans before the meeting and come prepared with some good questions for them. See you...Read More
McKinley Village Project on the Table Again in East Sac
Well, once again the 48 acres of land North of East Sac between the Capital City Freeway and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks near Sutter’s Landing Park is being reviewed for development. The current name for the proposed development is the Mckinley Village. Many residents are getting involved in the conversation and want to know what the impact will be. Fortunately, there are many ways to find out. I’m not going to try to recreate the wheel with all the thorough journalistic (and some less than journalistic) reporting out there, I’m just going to summarize the facts and point towards the information. I’m also not going to weigh in for one side or the other just yet. As a resident of East Sac and the McKinley Park neighborhood, I’m very cautious of new development and any increased traffic. As a Realtor, I am always intrigued by new development (a good sign for the economy) and homes for sale. I’ll read all the information and go to the meeting and try to slowly form my opinion of this potential development… According to the Q&A of the developer this would be: 328 single family one and two story homes on a 48-acre lot. Homes will range in size from approximately 1,250 square feet with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms to approximately 2,500 square feet with five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Some of the homes will feature an option for second units, and others will have a master bedroom on the ground floor. This will be a $130 million development and they would expected the homes to sell from $300,000 to $600,000 plus. Access to the Mckinley Village development for cars, bike, and pedestrian would be through A and 28th Streets in Midtown, and via an under-crossing of the UnionPacific Railroad tracks that connects through the Cannery Business Park to C Street between 40th Street and Tivoli Way in the McKinley Park neighborhood. There will also be a bike and pedestrian under-crossing of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks at B Street and Alhambra Boulevard in the McKinley Park neighborhood Mckinley Village would also include 2.9 acres of park land, which will require that RCI (the developer) pay maintenance fees to the Park and Recreation Department. There will be over 2,000 trees and an additional 3.26 arches of common green space. Here are the links to the most informative articles that I have found: A detailed article in The Sacrament Bee http://www.sacbee.com/2013/05/12/5413743/phil-angelides-pushes-housing.html The developers Q&A document http://www.scribd.com/doc/141664071/Frequently-Asked-Questions-for-McKinley-Village Brochure http://www.scribd.com/doc/141668073/McKinley-Village-brochure#download Illustration http://www.scribd.com/doc/141665259/McKinley-Village-Illustrative Plans http://www.scribd.com/doc/139731007/McKinley-Village-Plans Several articles in the Sacramento Press http://www.sacramentopress.com/headline/82300/Residents_react_to_the_McKinley_Village_project http://www.sacramentopress.com/headline/82716/Sacramento_Old_City_Association_forum_on_McKinley_Village_development http://sacramentopress.com/headline/82710/McKinley_Village_RCI_response And an article in the East Sac News http://www.valcomnews.com/?p=9851 There are two upcoming meetings that I plan on attending to find out more about the development and participate in the conversation. A community meeting sponsored by MENAand ESIA on June 4th at 6:30pm at the Clunie Auditorium. The presenters will display graphics and answer questions on the proposed...Read More
MENA Community Meeting including Sutter Park!
This Wednesday, October 3rd will be a McKinley East Sacramento Neighborhood Association (MENA) Community Meeting. It will start at 6:30pm at the McKinley Park Libraryat 601 Alhambra Blvd. On the agenda is: Councilman Steve Cohn discussing the rebuilding efforts of the McKinley Parkplayground that was partially destroyed by fire. Stonebridge Properties will be presenting their proposal for Sutter Parkat the Sutter Memorial Hospitalsite. Come and get a good look at displays of the proposed development and hear about the results of previous community meetings. Ed Cox and Deb Newton of SABA(Sacramento Area Bike Advocates) will talk about the speed on H Street, traffic counts and control efforts recently implemented. The Greek Anunciation Churchwill be presenting their planned project and discussing their efforts to enhance present church facilities and provide a visual linkage with McKinley Park. Friends of East Sacramento will be providing an update on the McKinley Park Rose Garden renovation and status of the Clunie Community Center management transition to their organization. The Sacramento Police Department and EASTSACWATCH will provide an update on incident reports and community crime fighting efforts. If you live in East Sac but aren’t already a meeting of MENA, you should join because you will get all the details on the neighborhood emailed directly to...Read More
MENA General Meeting
I just sent this out as a MENA email blast yesterday. I hope to see lots of neighbors that I know at the meeting tonight! “Last week we sent out an email about the General Membership Meeting that is taking place on Wednesday September 21st. Now that we are a day away we wanted to take a moment of your time and remind you that we would love to see you at the ShepherdGarden & Arts Center (3330 McKinley Blvd) in the room next to the patio tomorrow evening. You will hear from Lisa Schmidt of Friends of East Sacramento about saving the Clunie Community Building at McKinley Park which is scheduled to be closed and locked up in October of this year! You will also get the chance to meet all the board members of MENA and hear a little bit about what we are doing for our community and there will be an open question and answer time. The meeting starts at 7:00 and plan on staying till around 8:30 or 9:00, meet lots of your neighbors and enjoy some free ice...Read More