This beautiful project has found a great setting, though not the original (and better) one they wanted, in the historic area of the Parkway in North Sacramento, but the county and environmental groups contested it, imposing conditions hard to meet. The West Sacramento site is not as good, but will still create a beautiful project we will be very proud of.
W. Sac lands culture center
City will donate riverfront site for American Indian museum after drive for new capital location stalls
By M.S. Enkoji – Bee Staff Writer
Published 12:00 am PDT Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Prime riverfront property in West Sacramento, once offered for a new governor’s mansion, will house a state museum and center for California’s American Indian heritage and culture.
West Sacramento has agreed to donate 43 acres on the Sacramento River for the California Indian Heritage Center, which had tried for at least two years to locate in Sacramento along the American River.
“It was a tough decision to make,” said Larry Myers, chairman of the statewide task force that negotiated for a location.
Flooding issues and multimillion-dollar land costs had dampened efforts in Sacramento.
“It wasn’t working,” Myers said.
So the task force turned its sights west to the new location, which overlooks the confluence of the American and Sacramento rivers.