Homeowners in East Sac say a new construction project nearby would destroy their quality of life and trap them in their neighborhoods, but Thursday night Sacramento’s planning commission said McKinley Village should happen.
Backers of what’s been dubiously dubbed “McVillage” brought business and community supporters out in force to challenge critiques of the 336-unit project.
It’s slated to sit across from Sutter’s Landing Park, which some believe is a perfect location, while others say the site only offers two access points – which isn’t enough.
“I firmly believe that we need more housing choices close to our city center and I also appreciate and support efforts to transfer the site into the Sacramento City (Unified) School District,” Marie Booth, a life-long resident of east Sacramento, said.
“We keep telling the developer that we need to have an outlet right there at Alhambra so that way all the traffic does not go down 28th street,” argued George Raya with the Marshall School – New Era Park Neighborhood Association.
After two hours of public comment, for and against this project, commissioners gave this project a nod.
That vote now moves this project proposal on to the full city council for final approval.