East Sacramento Preservation Alert: Be Wary of McKinley Village Developer’s Actions

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McKinley Village Alert!


The developer is circulating a petition promoting the project.

Hired Hands
Architects  and others who make money from the project are sending emails to East Sac residents.

Dear Neighbors:

The McKinley Village developer is bringing people into East Sacramento asking residents to sign a petition in support of McKinley Village. The developer is also having architects and others who will make money from the project send emails to East Sac residents asking them to support the project. What our neighbors are being told is far from the truth. Please help us get the word out by forwarding this email to all your friends and family living in East Sacramento.

Here are the facts:

People are being told “the project will increase housing choices within our urban core” and this is absolutely false because with prices between $350k and $750k the homes will be priced well beyond anything that could be considered starter or affordable workplace housing. They are all multi-story, single-family, detached structures with multi-car garages. There are no condos, town-homes, or apartments and no senior housing.

People are also being told the project “will provide homes close to employment centers, schools, shopping, restaurants, and other services.” But how will those new residents get to all of those facilities that are not provided in their new subdivision? Kids in the new development will not be able to walk or bike to school as they will have to be driven to Caleb Greenwood in River Park due to the fact that Theodore Judah is already busting at the seams. The same goes for Sutter Middle School.

According to the developer the project “meets the standards of the Sacramento Area Council of Government’s Sustainable Communities Strategy,” but a quick review of that strategy shows that it embraces “smart growth principles, such as compact and mixed-use development, to shorten commute times, reduce traffic congestion, lessen dependence on automobiles, improve air quality, and provide for housing choices more aligned with the changing demographic.”

There are no mixed-uses at McKinley Village, just housing. There is no mass transportation service to the development, again forcing people to use cars for every trip they make. So the project will not reduce dependence on automobiles, cannot possibly improve air quality and as already mentioned, does not provide for much in the way of housing choices for a changing demographic.

Please help us get the word out to correct these false statements being made by the developer and his hired hands. For more information call us at (916) 457-2725.

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2 Responses to East Sacramento Preservation Alert: Be Wary of McKinley Village Developer’s Actions

  1. ralph koo says:

    I live on 28th and F st, The proposed Mckinley village exit/ entrance traffic would be on 28th st, a residential street, that can not handle the traffic it has on it now.

    I am opposed to McKinley Village, in light of this. Also, due to compromising my families safely by increased risk of flooding for the sake of a new development, and thirdly we don’t need another several hundred house suburban area, similar to Natomas, especially next to beloved unique East Sacramento, the most affluent area of Sacramento. I do not see the benefit of McKinley Village to our neighborhood and community.

    Furthermore, they should not steal the name McKinley, as the area associated with that name belongs to the area immediately adjacent to McKinley Park.


    Ralph Koo

    Sacramento Midtown resident and homeowner for over 10 years.

  2. Marcia Palmer says:

    I am an owner of a duplex in East Sacramento and currently reside in Sierra Oaks. Being a widow in my sixties I would welcome moving to East Sacramento or midtown for my senior years. I think the development should have starter as well as senior housing and access to public transportation. These changes would enhance the area instead of detracting from the existing charm and seniors would not need 2-car garages as much as downstairs master bedrooms or single level housing.