Public Infrastructure Improvements
A key to the development and redevelopment of the R Street Corridor is the improvement of the public infrastructure which is needed support future growth. When rail service down R Street ended in the early 1980’s the roadway conditions of the corridor were extremely poor and in some cases were never improved. Development of a handful of office buildings added some improvements to the area but the vast majority of the corridor was ill prepared to support mixed-used residential development. Drainage, lighting, roadways, sidewalks, and pedestrian amenities are all needed in order for R Street to take the next step to realizing the plan’s vision.
Funding R Street public infrastructure improvements has been the greatest challenge thus far. The City of Sacramento and CADA have been successful for obtaing funding for a small number projects. Listed below are the public infrastructure projects that have been completed or currently in process.
Phase II Streetscape Improvements (16th to 18th Streets) – Construction begins Summer 2014 or Spring 2015