Railyards Specific Plan

17 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Sacramento
Document Title
Railyards Specific Plan
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
General Plan: Special Planning District; Central City Community Plan: Parks/Open Space, Riverfront Commercial Recreational, Central Shops Historical District, Residential Mixed Use, Downtown Commercial Mixed Use, Transit Oriented Commercial Mixed Use, Public Utilities, and Transportation/Rail Intermodal. Zoning: Heavy Industrial [M-2-T-SPD, M-2-SPD(C), and M-2-SPD (W)], Transportation Corridor (TC-SPD), Central Business District (C-3-SPD), and Office (OB-SPD); Overlay Zones: Residential Mixed Use (RMUD), Downtown Commercial Mixed Use (CMUD-1), Transit-oriented Commercial Mixed Use (CMUD-2), Central Shops (CSD), Riverfront Commercial Recreational (RCRD), Corridor/Rail Intermodal Terminal (TR), Parks and Open Space (OS), and Public Utilities (PU).
Document Description
The project would involve the development of between 10,000 and 12,500 dwelling units, 1,384,800 square feet of retail, 491,000 square feet of mixed use, 1,100 hotel rooms, 2,337,200 square feet of office, 485,390 square feet of historic/cultural space, and 41.16 acres of open space. The project would include low-, medium-, and high-rise single use and mixed use residential, retail, office, and hotel structures. The project also provides cultural/recreational facilities, public parks and walkways, and a performing arts and education center. The project would develop public streets with vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian access, aboveground and subgrade parking facilities and above surface and subsurface energy, water, wastewater, and drainage infrastructure and facilities. The project would also include approximately 32 acres designated for the development of the Sacramento Intermodal Transit Facility, which would provide multiple modes of public transit service including bus, rail, light rail, and passenger auto. The proposed project would also involve the realignment of the tracks running from 3rd Street to 7th Street for use by Amtrak, Union Pacific, Sacramento Regional Transit, and the potential future construction of a regional high speed rail.

Contact Information

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


Cross Streets
I Street and 5th Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
001-0210-013, 016; 002-0010-018, 019, 025, 035, 036, 037, 038, 039, 041, 043
State Highways
I-5 and SR 160
Sacramento International
Sacramento River, American River
Other Location Info
Richards Boulevard Area

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Resources Agency, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (Units 12,101), Office (Sq. Ft. 2.4 million), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 1.4 million), Recreational (Open Space 41.16 acres), Other (485,390 sf Hist/cult; 491,000 sf office, retail, or other)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Rezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.), Redevelopment
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wildlife

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

Download CSV New Search Print