More Than $500 Million Invested in Office, Civic Amenities and Transportation Projects
Sacramento Regional Transit District’s (RT) Green Line to the River District is the first phase of the Green Line to the Airport (sometimes referred to as the Downtown Natomas Airport line). The 1.1-mile Green Line to the River District opened on June 15, 2012 extending from downtown north to the Township 9 Station located at Richards Boulevard and North 7th Street.
The Township 9 Light Rail Station is easily a signature light rail station for the Sacramento region. This modern station looks to the past for inspiration as it incorporates trusses, brick and steel sash windows from the cannery buildings that once stood on the site. The plaza includes an historic scale house and the original Bercut-Richards Packing Company flagpole.
Located on North 10th Street, the CA Lottery Headquarters will serve as an anchor for the River District’s growth and development. Completed in July of 2011, the project replaced aging offices with a six story, 155,000 square foot LEED Gold certified building, home to approximately 400 employees. The project was named 2011-2012 Best Office Project by the 2011-2012 Sacramento Business Journal.
The sleek Greyhound bus terminal on Richards Boulevard is touted for its creative construction, sustainable building features and impact on the community. Completed in summer of 2011, the terminal is intended to serve as a temporary home to Greyhound, with relocation to the Sacramento Intermodal Station planned for a later date. The Greyhound terminal received the 2011-2012 Community Impact award by the Sacramento Business Journal.
A stunning lighted architectural feature transformed the Richards/I-5 interchange into a gateway to the River District. The glow from “Confluence” shifts in hue as it falls on a series of waves, jutting out from the once dark wall of the underpass, celebrating the familiar waves of the Sacramento and American rivers. Additional improvements to the Richards/I-5 intersection added vehicle capacity, bike lanes, pedestrian improvements and access to the Railyards along Bercut and Jibboom Streets, all designed to mitigate the impact of new development in the River District and the Railyards.
California Highway Patrol Headquarters
Complete in 2009, an adaptive reuse of the Continental Can building provides a stunning new headquarters for California Highway Patrol. The LEED silver project is home to over 900 employees, creating a hub of activity in the River District for jobs, development and housing.The project was named a Best Real Estate Project finalist by Sacramento Business Journal.