Discussion: What Do YOU Want To See On K Street?
On Monday, four developers presented their (very different) visions for revitalizing the 700-800 block of K Street. Per KCRA, the proposals are:
- Downtown Mixed Use Development: Three new buildings and renovation of the Bel-Vue building. It would have 360 “green” housing units, retail space and open courtyards.
- 700-800 K Street, LLC: Retail and office space, along with low-income and moderate residential housing, retail space and a new four-level building with market-rate housing.
- Promenade on K Street: Preservation of historic building facades and shopping space, along with a four-story residential housing unit.
- The AuthentiCity: Mixed-income residential units designed to draw in young, urban residents. It would also include a 2,000-seat entertainment venue, retail space, grocery market, a farmers market, luxury condos and a four-star hotel and a museum.
But is it possible? Is this “change we all can believe in?” Si, se puede? Please, oh please!?!? Word of note to the powers that be, stop pulling at our heart strings and get it done (openly, with plenty of transparency) already! GOTG is comprised of some pretty savvy ladies – not to mention our amazing readers – so we are officially offering to help lead the effort, organize the community, promote the final proposal, whatever you need to make it finally happen!
So fellow gals on the grid – if you could wave a magic wand – what do you want to see on K Street? How would you design it? Which businesses would you recruit? Should it be a shopping mecca or walkable/livable community?
Leave your thoughts in the comments below – or send us any articles/commentary on the topic to girlsonthegrid AT gmail DOT com.
For more information, please check out:
- Sacramento Bee: Graphics/plans for each proposal
- Sacramento Bee (Ryan Lillis): 4 very different proposals vie to remake Sacramento’s K Street mall
- Sacramento Press (Suzanne Hurt): City considering K Street developers
- Sacramento Business Journal (Michael Shaw): K Street proposals balance vision, financing
- KCRA TV: K Street revival proposals unveiled