Sacramento launches 10,000 unit downtown housing initiative

Downtown Sacramento’s big arena project is well underway. Next up, city officials say: Bring housing back downtown.

By unanimous vote Tuesday night, the Sacramento City Council approved a framework to help get 10,000 new housing units of all types built in the central city in the next 10 years.

The “In Downtown” initiative, launched by Mayor Kevin Johnson, aims to re-energize downtown as a live-work, urban neighborhood with activity days, nights and weekends. Speaking to a supportive council Tuesday night, Johnson said a healthy downtown helps the neighborhoods as well. “As downtown goes, the rest of our city will go.”

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