City Considers Demolishing and Rebuilding Low-Income Neighborhood

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A plan is in the works to possibly demolish Sacramento’s Alder Grove and Marina Vista housing complexes, and rebuild them from scratch.

The two public housing projects along Broadway look about the same from the outside as they did when they were built in the 1940s.

The Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) is in charge of the property, and is working on a plan to replace the existing buildings with modern apartments.

A portion of the new digs would still be available as low-income housing, and residents displaced during construction would have the opportunity to move back in when the project is finished.

Some residents tell FOX40 they welcome an upgrade, but they wish the city would keep them better informed.  Many learned about the possible changes from us when we visited the neighborhood Monday night.

The proposal is still in its early stages.  The Sacramento City Council will decide at Tuesday night’s regular meeting whether or not to allow SHRA to begin negotiating with a developer for the project.

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