Downtown Railyards Specific Plan

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Sacramento
Document Title
Downtown Railyards Specific Plan
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
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 Railyards Specific Plan is a mixed use development and proposes development of a transit oriented mixed use urban environment. 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 including refurbished buildings, numerous public parks and walkways, and a proposed performing arts center/theater. The project offers a network of 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 development of a Sacramento Intermodal Transit Facility, which would provide multiple modes of public transit service including bus, rail, light rail, and passenger auto. The project would also involve the realignment of railroad tracks for use by Amtrak, Union Pacific, Sacramento RT, and the potential future construction of a regional high speed rail line.

Contact Information

Bimla Rhinehart
Agency Name
California Transportation Commission
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 Determination

Approving Agency
California Transportation Commission
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA

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