Your Summer Construction Update for The Sacramento Railyards

An old train in the Central Shops District of The Railyards, the future home to an expansion of the Railroad Museum. Discover Railyards construction updates.

Your Summer Construction Update for The Sacramento Railyards

June 25, 2021 | By The Railyards

Over the past year, construction crews have been hard at work developing projects that will enrich Downtown Sacramento and transform The Railyards into an innovative community hub.

From new housing to new museums, these 7 exciting developments near The Railyards will reshape Sacramento.

Full Steam Ahead on These 7 Sacramento Construction Projects In and Around The Railyards

#1: Wong Center
Wong Center Senior Apartments, a four-story apartment building planned for 631 F Street in The Railyards, will include 150 affordable housing units. Wong Center will feature 4,000 square foot multi-purpose community spaces, as well as outdoor features like a barbecue area and plots for gardening.

In May, the Sacramento City Council unanimously approved funding for the project. 

#2: The A.J.
The A.J. is a mixed-use residential project at The Railyards, providing affordable multi-family housing in Downtown Sacramento. Residents of The A.J. will choose from studio, one and two-bedroom floorplans, and will enjoy modern amenities such as a pool and spa and a rooftop lounge. 
Crews broke ground on The A.J. in the Summer of 2020, and construction is currently underway. 

#3: Track 281
The former Hawthorn Suites will soon become the site of the tentatively named Track 281. This former hotel will see new life as a 281-unit apartment complex located convenient to The Railyards. Plans include new flooring, fixtures, and kitchen areas in the individual units, as well as community amenities like a fitness center and dog park.

#4: Sacramento Valley Station
The historic Sacramento Valley Station has long served as a gateway connecting Sacramento to the surrounding regions, first as a part of the Southern Pacific Railroad, and later as one of the busiest stations in the Amtrak network.

A new plan for the Sacramento Valley Station was approved in April 2021, which would transform it into an eco-friendly transportation hub.

#5: I Street Bridge Replacement
A new bridge will connect Railyards Boulevard in Sacramento to C Street in West Sacramento, giving future residents and visitors of The Railyards more convenient access to West Sacramento.

Engineering and design work on the I Street Bridge Replacement is currently scheduled through 2022. 

#6: Railroad Museum Expansion
The Boiler Shop and Erecting Shop in The Railyards' Central Shops district will see new life as an expansion of the California Railroad Museum. The building is the largest of the former Southern Pacific structures on the site, and will one day be home to exhibits that help share Sacramento's rich history. 

The project is currently in the design stage.

#7: SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity
Construction on a new location for the SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity finished in May 2021. The museum's newly renovated location was once a PG&E power station. Now, it is home to exhibits, classroom space, a planetarium, and more. 

The new location is on Jibboom Street, minutes away from The Railyards.

The future is bright at the Railyards, with exciting new construction projects underway. Which developments are you excited about? Share your vision for The Railyards with us.

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