Michael Zwahlen

Michael Zwahlen writes the blog Living in Urban Sac.

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

Midtown Dog Park

Sep 28, 2015

19th & Q Street dog park concept plan With funding through the Quimby Act and the city council approval in 2010, a total of $800,000 will be used to develop construction documents, obtain necessary permits and construct the first phase of the park.at the corner of 19th & Q Streets.  This will be the central cities only dog...

13 Floor Condo Proposed for Midtown

Sep 18, 2015

13 floor condominium proposed for 25th & J Streets  The Sacramento Planning Dept. has received a proposal for 13-story mixed-use building at the corner of J & 25th Street. As the both the SacBee and Sacramento Business Journal describe the project, there would be 134 condominiums over 10 floors, 11,000 sf of retail on first floor and 122 parking...

Preliminary Sacramento Railyards Plans Released

Sep 3, 2015

If you have been reading the Sacramento Business Journal lately, it appears the grand urban vision of the Railyards that’s been hyped over the last decade has now been scaled back in many ways. Developer Mark Friedman has asked the city to reduce am...

Golden 1 Center Construction Photos

Aug 20, 2015

View from West Sacramento with arena cranes in the air. Current work being done on the arena is installation of the second primary box truss at the arena high roof. Installation, bolting and welding of the arena high roof structure. Installation ...

Constructions Begun at Downtown Plaza Tower

Aug 19, 2015

Downtown Plaza Tower construction begins The Downtown Plaza Tower has begun construction on the $250 million 16-story mixed-use tower across from Golden 1 Center. The mixed-use tower includes a 250-room hotel, 69 dwelling units, 35,000 square fe...

Hyatt Centric Hotel

Aug 17, 2015

Proposed Hyatt Centric Hotel at 7th and L streets This Wednesday the Preservation Commission will have a public hearing on this proposed 11-story building with 159 rooms. If approved, the none-historic ...

Mixed-Use Project Approved in Midtown

Aug 7, 2015

Midtown's going to get a real boost with the approval of this mixed-use project at 21st & L Streets and Capitol Avenue. Whole Foods will occupy 41,000 sf of the ground floor, 141 apartments above, and 323 parking spaces. This six story building will replace a two story garage that currently sits at the...

Large Truss Installation at Arena

Jul 23, 2015

Last week box trusses for the Sacramento arena started to be installed with each section weighing 100,000 pounds and 124 feet long. Below are images provided by www.earthcam.net & DowneyBrand construction cameras. EarthCam Sacramento arena cam EarthCam Sacramento arena cam EarthCam Sacramento arena cam DowneyBrand Sacramento arena cam

Gold Rush Days are Back!

Jul 17, 2015

Sacramento's Gold Rush Days Old Sacramento's annual festival to “turned back the clock,” transforming Sacramento’s historic district into a scene straight out of the 1850s will return this year after a cancellin...

WAL – Warehouse Artist Lofts

Jul 17, 2015

 The R Street corridor has been moving in the right direction for quite some time, but the competition of the Warehouse Artist Lofts (WAL) is truly a remarkable achievement. This six-story structure built in 1914 has been converted into a 116 renta...

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