Downtown Railyards Specific Plan

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Sacramento
Document Title
Downtown Railyards Specific Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The existing zoning of the site is a mixture of Central Business District Toxic Railyards Special Planning District (C-3 T SPD) and Heavy Industrial Toxic Railyards Special Planning District (M-2 T SPD) zones. The site presently consists of existing rail operations that include freight and passenger rail, a depot site, the historic central shops and vacant land.
Document Description
The project that is the subject of this EIR includes rescission of the Railyards Specific Plan adopted by the City Council on December 13, 1994 and the adoption of a new Railyards Specific Plan in accordance with section 65451 of the Government Code and approval of related entitlements including a development agreement, development standards and design guidelines, that would provide for development of mixed-uses, including high-density housing, parks, a canal, open space, cultural, office, hospitality, entertainment, sports, and retail uses, as intermodal facility and supporting infrastructure. The EIR analysis for this component of the project will be programmatic pursuant to section 15168 of the CEQA Guidelines. The EIR will also include project-specific evaluation of development proposed in the Project Level Area of the Railyards Specific Plan pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15161. The Project Level Area of the Railyards Specific Plan consists of approximately 86 acres that include part of the Depot District, Central Station, Fifth Street Emporium, and the Sports and Entertainment District. The Project Level Area of the Railyards Specific Plan is to be redeveloped with a mixture of residential, cultural, retail and entertainment, public, and office uses.

Contact Information

Scott Johnson
Agency Name
City of Sacramento
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Total Acres
Parcel #
002-0010-035, -037, -039, -039, -041, -043;; 001-0210-013, -016, 006-0023-006
State Highways
Sacramento River, American River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California State Lands Commission (SLC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California State Lands Commission (SLC)
Development Types
Residential (Units 2235), Office (Sq. Ft. 1,076,500), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 1,250,000), Recreational (30.96 acres), Other (421,700 SF cultural entertainment/Intermodal sport event facilit)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Rezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Fiscal Impacts, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife

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