Sacramento Valley Station Area Plan
Sacramento Valley Station has become a center of gravity for new planning initiatives and investment. While the existing station is served by many transit providers, it lacks the seamless efficiency of a successful multimodal hub.
The Area Plan seeks to capitalize on the land value through the development of high-intensity, mixed-use projects, and, more broadly, to strengthen the connections between Old Sacramento, Downtown Sacramento, and the emerging Railyards District.
Focusing on user experience, the primary goals of this initial phase were to catalyze growth in downtown Sacramento with a walkable, livable district and develop a robust network of alternative modes, eliminating on-site parking demand for transit users and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
With multiple modalities and interests converging in one dense place, the new district will establish a common ground that can capture and reflect the unique character of Sacramento, in a carbon-net positive model for urban living.
The Sacramento Valley Station’s commitment to sustainability is demonstrated by the ambitious goal of establishing a vision within the Living Community Challenge to create a symbiotic relationship between people of the built environment.
Sacramento Valley Station’s open spaces include a vibrant multimodal Transit Plaza, an iconic Civic Plaza, an innovative community park providing opportunities for active recreation, and landscape infrastructure which showcases water and energy regeneration processes. With respect to Sacramento’s historic context, the network of open spaces will bring local communities and visitors together for socially inclusive events that celebrate quality lifestyle, easy access to multiple travel modes, and closer interaction with nature.