In The News: Project Development Costs Stall Old Sacramento Riverfront Path
On January 5, 2014 the Sacramento Bee Newspaper reported that it will cost about 11 million dollars to extend a pedestrian path, bike trail, and other park features along the Sacramento River from O Street to Miller Park. Work on the existing path this project would extend was paid for with state grants and redevelopment funding, which is no longer available. The project will now have to compete with other projects in the center of the city for funding. The article quotes, Leslie Fritzsche, the City of Sacramento Downtown Development Manager, who indicates the project has been built because of a lack of funding. One major driver of the cost for this project is the need to relocate railroad tracks.