Development on J/Carlson and Top Takeaways from RPNA Board Meeting (8/20)

The RPNA Board met via Zoom on 8/20; key takeaways are as follows:

Representatives from the City, developers (Peak Campus) and the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento joined to talk about a private residential development being built on the corner of Carlson and J St at the current location of the Newman Center.  An overview of the project (including artist renderings) is available https://riverparksacramento.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/J-CarlsonDevelopmnet.pdf   

  • The project is a partnership between the Diocese and Peak Campus. The Catholic Newman Center is being moved to the back of the property (further down Newman Ct.) to make room for the residential development on the corner.
  • The building will be targeted at students: 6 stories, 210 units, 565 bed
  • 118 parking spaces (low projections for parking due to low car ownership among college-age).  Access to parking garage will be from J St.
  • The project includes filling-in the existing drainage ditch on Carlson Dr.
  • There will be a comment opportunity on the project, in approximately two months (RPNA will inform RP when released)

Takeaways from other portions of the meeting included:

  • The Board approved a revised RPNA budget, including voting to approve (1) compensating the layout/designer of the RP Review $200 per issue, (2) authorizing up to $1,000 for costs associated with placing a tree/plaque in memory of Shelley Hescock at Glenn Hall, and (3) purchasing officer insurance for the RPNA Board.
  • As a reminder, the Board is proposing amendments to the RPNA bylaws.  If anyone wants to comment on the changes, the comment deadline is September 9.  More information available at https://riverparksacramento.org/comment-opportunity-rpna-bylaw-changes/ 

Our next board meeting on 9/17 at 730pm via Zoom.  All residents are welcome to join, and we will distribute an agenda in advance with instructions for how to join.

2 thoughts on “Development on J/Carlson and Top Takeaways from RPNA Board Meeting (8/20)

  1. I’m surprised there’s not more awareness of this project within or community. Considering traffic implications, bicycle and pedestrian safety, etc how is our association responding? Seems to me special meeting to discuss would be appropriate.

    1. Thanks very much. There has been a lot of interest about this project. We can let the City know there is a request for a neighborhood meeting.

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