California Gov. Gavin Newsom has on his desk a long-awaited reform bill that will make housing cheaper and more abundant, help mom ’n’ pop restaurants get started, let architects reuse historic buildings, and make the state’s neighborhoods more walkable.
While speaking at the State of Downtown, Mayor Steinberg announced the possibility of creating a downtown-wide Enhanced Infrastructure Finance District (EIFD). An EIFD is an economic incentive that encourages businesses to invest in our City, allowing Sacramento to invest a percentage of the increased property value back into the central city. This tool is one way to fund our infrastructure, climate, and housing needs.
By Emily Hamann | January 30, 2022 | The Sacramento Business Journal
A multibillion-dollar expansion of University of California Davis’ hospital can move ahead, after university officials promised to work to make sure the project included support and opportunities for a nearby underserved community and business owners.
On July 12, 2021, at a Special Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) meeting (Joint Session: Land Use & Transportation, Air Quality and Climate Change Committees) architect David Mogavero spoke to ECOS.
How can we encourage infill development and discourage green-field development?
David Mogavero is a Board Member of the Council of Infill Builders, and a past president of ECOS.
David Mogavero addressed these questions:
How do we calculate infill capacity?
How many market-rate and affordable dwelling units will we need in our region?
How much infill housing development capacity do we have?
Would still we need more greenfield development?
What density criteria are used to determine needed infill development capacity?
What are potential problems with larger high-density infill developments?
Nearby residents often resist higher density, affordable housing near transit hubs.
Small, high-density infill development problems:
Do we need accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and multiplex housing?
How can we make small projects easier to finance and build?
Sacramento’s housing crisis continues to worsen, recent evidence confirms. Our region will not reach our greenhouse emission reduction targets as long as there is a jobs-housing imbalance in our urban core.
By Phillip Reese and Tony Bizjak | February 10, 2021 | The Sacramento Bee
Apartment rents jumped faster around Sacramento than in almost any other metro nationwide last year, adding to a long-simmering housing crunch, new data show.