K Street Development Finally Moving Forward?
As follow up to an earlier GOTG post/discussion, the city council voted last Thursday (5-4) to move forward with the proposals from local developers D&S Development and David S. Taylor Interests.
According to Ryan Lillis, “If all goes as planned, by the summer of 2012 the blighted 700 and 800 blocks of K Street will be transformed into a lively stretch of restaurants, shops, a music venue and more than 250 units of housing. Most of the businesses looking to jump into the project operate popular local eateries.”
We could not be happier with this news. After false starts and stops, delayed progress and lack of political will, the city has taken an ambitious and courageous (given the economy) step forward. K Street is literally at the heart of our city and for far too long, it has been a mixed bag of missed opportunities and unrealized potential.
For the first time in a long time, this feels like it could actually happen. We must seize the moment and rally our collective energy to make it a reality. D&S and Taylor, our offer still stands – GOTG is ready to help to take Sacramento to the next level in charm, livability and quality of life.