Michael Zwahlen

Michael Zwahlen writes the blog Living in Urban Sac.

Web Site: http://livinginurbansac.blogspot.com/

Community Center Theater Renovation

Oct 19, 2016

Full Expansion of Community Center Theater and Convention Center The City Council has voted to move forward and update the 40-year-old center adding 41,000 sf, replace seats, renovate the lobby and dressing rooms. The $83.4 million renov...

Office Bldg. Acquired For Convention Center Expansion

Oct 7, 2016

The City of Sacramento has agreed to buy the rest of a three story office building located a next to the convention center on 15th Street. According to the Sacramento Business Journal, a planned expansion of the convention center would demolish and rep...

Downtown Commons Construction

Sep 30, 2016

Downtown Commons, 660 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814 Moving at the rate of one floor a week, the tower currently stands 12-stories tall. The exterior will looked more finished in the coming months as precast and windows are fixed to the building. O...

Golden 1 Center Nears Opening Night

Sep 29, 2016

Golden 1 Center - 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento, CA 95822 After passing it’s building inspection and unveiling a $8 million piglet sculpture at the Golden 1 Center, the arena is nearing opening night when Paul McCartney plays ...

Whole Foods Out in Midtown

Sep 29, 2016

Is this a sign of things to come or just another project that cannot get its act together? Either way it sucks because this much-anticipated mixed-use project in midtown has lost a major tenant who was going to occupy the ground floor of a six-story b...

Out Of Money For Courthouse Construction

Sep 6, 2016

Last Thursday two dozen courthouse construction projects in 26 counties across California were delayed indefinitely, including Sacramento’s because of budget shortfalls. As reported by The SacBee, the 2008 bond SB1407, which was signed into law to f...

Golden 1 Center Costs Rise

Aug 29, 2016

The latest construction costs for the Golden 1 Center have reached $556.6 million. As reported by The SacBee, the price has risen by $21.7 million in just a month and $79 million increase since breaking ground in October 2014. The original cost was to...

Centrage Project Time Machine

Aug 8, 2016

Centrage Project proposed in 1988 What is now becoming McKinley Village was once the proposed site for the Centrage Project, an alternative to suburban sprawl. Back in 1988 this $500 million, European-style self-contained community outraged neighbo...

Updated Railyard Plans

Aug 5, 2016

Proposed Kaiser Hospital Tower in the Railyards Next week the Planning and Design Commission will look at Railyards proposed plan related to Major League Soccer and Kaiser Permanente hospital tower. A couple items that stood out to me...

Proposed 19J Mixed-Use Mid-Rise

Aug 1, 2016

19J Mixed-Use proposal by M.H. Mohanna Development The SacBee’s reporting that midtown has another proposal for a mid-rise building, this one named 19J is located at the corner of 19th & J Street. M.H. Mohanna Development has expressed that the project would be “self-financed” and could begin building as soon as next year. At 124 feet, this 11...

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