Michael Zwahlen

Michael Zwahlen writes the blog Living in Urban Sac.

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

Capitol Mall Rain Garden

Nov 14, 2016

Ahhh, imagine... this is a feel good concept not based in reality in the November issue of Comstock Magazine. For starters, the creek is show flowing six blocks running the entire stretch of Capitol Mall.  For that to happen the creek elevation would ...

Colliers Sacramento 3Q Office & Research Report

Oct 26, 2016

Sacramento’s Colliers International third quarter report found that the downtown market was preforming well while suburban growth has takes off. As reported by Colliers, office real estate absorption is positive and vacancies went down. The downtown ...

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...

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