Michael Zwahlen

Michael Zwahlen writes the blog Living in Urban Sac.

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

700 K Breaks Ground This Week

Jan 12, 2015

Starting this week abatement and clean-up of the existing, rundown retail buildings on the 700 block of K Street will begin. Once that's done, demolition will get underway of the buildings behind the storefronts, to clear the way ...

Downtown Sacramento Property and Business Improvement District

Jan 9, 2015

Next Tuesday the Sacramento City Council will pass a Resolution to renew the Property and Business Improvement District (PBID) which was originally approved in 1995 and again in 2005. The PBID purpose is to serve the public...

Flooding at the Arena Site

Dec 12, 2014

Panoramic photo of arena site looking north Construction was halted midday Thursday because of the intense rainstorm. Panoramic photo of arena site looking east

26-Story High-Rise Planned

Dec 4, 2014

Proposed 26 story high-rise at 601 J Street  If I did not know better, it's been feeling like 2006 all over again. Lots of big plans, and when I say lots, I mean way beyond what the city can absorb. But I digress. Last week V...

Marshall Hotel Renovation

Dec 2, 2014

Proposed Marshall Hotel renovation In a move to transform and upgrade the Marshall Hotel on L Street, renderings have been released showing a piss poor attempt to make it attractive combining both the old and new. The developer Presi...

"Downtown Plaza Tower"

Nov 26, 2014

Official rendering have been released courtesy of Rios Clementi Half Studios showing more detail and green space planned for the proposed arena tower. The project, tentatively titled "Downtown Plaza Tower," is planned to have 250 hotels rooms, 69 upscale apartments, 35,000 square feet of office space and 45,000 square feet of retail space. Proposed Downtown Plaza Tower Proposed Downtown

$300 Million Courthouse

Nov 20, 2014

Vague rendering of proposed Sacramento Criminal Courthouse across the street from the Federal Courthouse on "I" Street The budget to build a New Sacramento Criminal Courthouse has been reduced to $300 million from it's original budget of $552 million five years ago. The size of the project has also been reduce from a 16-story mid-rise to now a...

16-Story Mixed-Use High-Rise

Nov 10, 2014

The Sacramento Kings  have proposed a 16-story mixed use high-rise next to the new arena that is currently under construction. The plan has the tower facing J Street, between 5th and 6th Streets. The Sacramento Bee reports that the first four floors ...

Time lapse Video of Downtown Plaza Demolition

Oct 30, 2014

On Wednesday the Sacramento Kings officially kicked off construction of their $477million downtown arena with plans to have it ready for the 2016-17 season. The Sacramento Bee has a great time lapse video showing demolition of the former Downtown Plaza...

The Former Downtown Plaza

Oct 13, 2014

Panoramic photo from L Street at the former Downtown Plaza 10-12-2014 At an amazing pace, the Downtown Plaza is all but torn down. You can now easily see buildings on J Street while standing on L Street where the mall use to be. Please click on the...

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