Sacramento Valley Station Master Plan

Sacramento, California
A New Model for Urban Living

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 master 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.

Sacramento Valley
Site Plan
What Makes it Cool
Sacramento Valley Station is the primary rail station in northern California and the seventh busiest station in the country.

The master plan supports an overall reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by providing an attractive, efficient and competitive multi-modal transit service. A well-balanced and dense mix of uses is proposed on-site in support of the station activities. This is intended to reduce the need for vehicle trips by virtue of proximity.

Station Layout
In addition to providing access to the existing natural context, the plan provides an opportunity to establish a sustainable and resilient urban environment that promotes healthy living.

Project Team

Geeti Silwal