Sacramento Asks Residents What They Want Downtown to Be When It Grows Up

City Hall got personal with residents this week, asking the question: “Tell us about one of your happiest urban experiences.”

That question is part of an online survey aimed at giving Sacramento city officials a better idea of how to mold the central city into a place where thousands more people will want to live and play in the coming decade or two.

It’s part of an effort, launched two years ago, to find ways to add 10,000 housing units to the core area in the next decade, turning an often quiet midtown and downtown into a vibrant, pedestrian-oriented place on nights and weekends.

To do that, officials say, the city needs policies that will make the area more attractive for potential residents and an easier place for developers to build housing.

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