Drive-in movie theaters at a parking lot on Florin Road. A playground or exercise equipment at the 24th Street Bypass Park near the neighborhood library. WiFi with tables and chairs at Sacramento Regional Transit light rail stations.
Urban planners, health advocates, transit experts and residents have organized behind a burgeoning initiative in Meadowview to energize the neighborhood to think of development ideas and advocate for improvements in the often overlooked area of south Sacramento.
Armed with a $20,000 grant, a task force with the Urban Land Institute Sacramento is developing a handbook to be released in February next year that seeks to empower residents to get involved in local development planning and decision-making in south Sacramento, an area that represents both the city’s cultural diversity and historical disinvestment.
Organizers hope that the handbook will unpack opaque systems like how permits are processed, and will break down barriers preventing residents and