So it’s significant that a Whole Foods Market is set to open in midtown by the end of 2017, that Washington Elementary School in midtown is scheduled to reopen in fall 2016 and that Kaiser Permanente plans to build a new hospital in the downtown railyard.
An artist’s rendering of a Whole Foods Market set to open in midtown Sacramento in 2017.
The central city’s resurgence was highlighted when on the same night last week the city’s Planning and Design Commission endorsed the Whole Foods project, and the Sacramento City Unified School District board voted on Washington Elementary, which it closed in 2013 due to falling enrollment.
Projects like these, emerging fast and furious, are essential to fulfill the vision of Mayor Kevin Johnson and others for downtown Sacramento to be a place to live as well as work. In his State of the City speech in January, Johnson set out a goal of 10,000 additional housing units by 2025 – 6,000 market-rate homes, 2,500 affordable units and 1,500 for the homeless.
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