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An aerial view of the site of the Mills Station District.

Rancho Cordova Attracts National Attention for Transit-Oriented Development
Mills Station District poised to become a dynamic city center

February 26, 2020: The City of Rancho Cordova is investing millions of dollars in developing a community hub on what its economic development manager Amanda Norton called “truly a catalyst site.” 

The City purchased the 9.8 acre site next to Folsom Lake College’s Rancho campus in 2018 and is in the process of reviewing proposals from the three short-listed development groups to transform the suburban commercial corridor site into the Mills Station District. The City expects to select a preferred developer this spring, said Norton. 

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A rendering of some of the improvements on Arden Way.

How to Revitalize an Inner-Ring Suburb
Lessons from Arden-Arcade

February 27, 2020: When her local suburb of Arden-Arcade began to show some signs of aging, Sacramento County Supervisor Susan Peters took keen notice.   

She knew a strategy was needed to create interest within the community in revitalizing the prospects of the area, a highly diverse community that includes older commercial corridors, modest homes as well as multimillion dollar houses consisting of the first suburban ring outside Sacramento’s city core. 

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Supporters of Green Means Go at the program’s public launch. From left: Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, SACOG Deputy Executive Director Kacey Lizon, SACOG Policy Manager Christina Lokke, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, State Senator Dr. Richard Pan, Councilmember Eric Guerra, Planning and Design Commissioner Kendra Reed, Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce CEO Pat Fong Kushida, SACOG Executive Director James Corless, and Stockton Boulevard Partnership Executive Director Frank Louie.

Green Means Go Campaign Launches With Strong Legislator Support
Stockton Blvd. event showcases need for infill development

February 13, 2020: SACOG launched its lobbying campaign for the Green Means Go program with a press conference and walking tour of Stockton Boulevard on Monday, February 3. The press conference featured State Senator Dr. Richard Pan, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, and City of Sacramento Councilmember Eric Guerra.  

The strong support from the legislature followed on from the majority of the Sacramento region’s legislative delegation signing a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom in support of the Green Means Go proposed pilot program, which will lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the six-county Sacramento region by accelerating infill development, reducing vehicle trips, and electrifying remaining trips.