Neighborhood to City: Project Is Too Suburban

Here's one you don't find often - a neighborhood may sue the city of Sacramento for approving an infill project they categorize as 'too suburban and car-oriented', while the city council woman extolls the infill qualities, citing SB 375 and AB 32.

The project, known as Curtis Park Village is a 72-acre, abandoned rail site, a brownfield, adjacent to an affluent, historic neighborhood, Curtis Park near downtown. The city council just approved the environmental impact report, 9-0.

"If we can't develop this, we can't do infill. If we can't do infill, we can't meet the objectives of SB 375 (a state law to encourage more development in existing areas)," said City Councilwoman Lauren Hammond, minutes before voting on a Curtis Park Village project years in the making and located on a toxic state Superfund site."

"A potential lawsuit by the Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association over the project's size and character remains possible. Association leaders told the council Thursday the project's 522 houses and 259,000 square feet of retail space are still too suburban and car-oriented for their early 20th-century neighborhood south of downtown."

"Please don't view the neighborhood as being against this project. We want a better village. We want an urban environment," said Andrea Rosen, SCNA board member."

Thanks to California League of Conservation Voters

Full Story: Sacramento council OKs environmental report for Curtis Park infill project

Comments

Build Your Own Paper Block City

Urban Fold is an all-inclusive kit that allows anyone to build the city of their dreams with a few simple folds.
$24.95
building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
$25
Red necktie with map of Boston

Tie one on to celebrate your city!

Choose from over 20 styles imprinted with detailed city or transit maps.
$44.95
T-shirt with map of Chicago

Show your city pride

Men's Ultrasoft CityFabric© tees. Six cities available.
$23.00