As reported by the Sacramento Bee, this looks like an excellent project that will add immeasurably to the East Sacramento neighborhood and make good use of the parcel.
Sacramento City Council members approved a controversial plan Tuesday to build a new subdivision in east Sacramento on a vacant swath of land that has defeated developers’ dreams for a quarter century.
The 6-3 vote on McKinley Village came after councilmember Steve Hansen proposed that the city explore building a vehicle tunnel at Alhambra Boulevard to provide greater access to the project.
“This is the best project we’re going to get on this site,” Hansen said before the vote. “This is a site that is destined to be developed.”
Councilman Steve Cohn, who represents east Sacramento, said a vehicle tunnel at Alhambra should have been required from the developer for the project to move forward.
“Alhambra access is a necessity, not an amenity,” Cohn told his colleagues. Council members Angelique Ashby and Kevin McCarty joined him in voting no.
In contrast, Hansen said the city should work with other government agencies to explore funding options for a railroad undercrossing at Alhambra Boulevard. The project includes planned entrances at 40th and 28th streets, both relatively quiet residential streets. Alhambra is a busier commercial corridor.
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