River District

In terms of someday beautifying and using the riverbanks of our two great rivers, the River District is ground center, so we hope this grant, story from Capital Public Radio, comes through for them.

An excerpt.

Sacramento is one of two California cities that are finalists for a $35 million grant aimed at developing green infrastructure in low-income communities.

The money would come from the state’s Cap and Trade program.

Sacramento’s plan includes adding a range of housing units, in the city’s River District.

Two years ago, the River District was designated as a federal Promise Zone, one of just 22 such communities nationwide. The designation opened the neighborhood up to a host of resources and partnerships.

The grant money would also be used to build a new light-rail stop, bikeways, and several other projects.

Tyrone Williams is the development director for the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency. He says the plan is to improve the River District to combat climate change.

“This is about creating walkable, living neighborhoods that have been blocked off for years by highways and industrial activities,” Williams said.

Williams says the grant committee will tour the River District in early January, with a decision expected a few weeks after that.

Retrieved December 11, 2017 from www.capradio.org/articles/2017/12/07/sacramento-is-a-finalist-for-a-grant-to-improve-the-river-district/

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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