Power Forward

A Brighton spot for Power Inn’s future

In the late 1800s the township of Brighton, along what is now Folsom Boulevard and Power Inn Road, was bustling with a racetrack, pony express stop and the distinguished (if unrecognized) title of Sacramento’s first suburb.

Jul 31, 2010 Bill Romanelli

Creating an Emerald Valley

Sacramento is the greenest of the green

In his first year as Sacramento’s mayor, Kevin Johnson focused public attention on a series of initiatives targeting the arts, education, the economy and public safety, which aim to bring together experts and residents to develop action plans to move Sacramento forward in its development as a well-rounded city.

Jun 30, 2010 Winnie Comstock-Carlson
The Elk Grove Promenade began construction in 2007, and the fate of the unfinished project is still unknown.

Retail Rebound?

Elk Grove retail properties stabilize after two-year coma

Promenade Parkway is a lonely stretch of road south of Elk Grove. Behind a chain-link fence, a steel skeleton of what was supposed to be the city’s first mall with a Macy’s department store and a 16-screen theater sits in the shadow of developer General Growth Properties Inc.’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy negotiations.

Jun 30, 2010 JT Long
Grass Valley resident Kendra Delaney lives in a multigenerational household, which includes her son, Sam, and father, Jim

Multigenerational Mingle

Housing that suits the whole family

Like many couples, Grass Valley residents Kendra Delaney and Rob Riley are searching for the perfect home. They’d like the house to be fewer than 10 years old, have at least three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious kitchen and room for Delaney’s 6-year-old son, Sam. One other detail: The house must also be able to accommodate Delaney’s 62-year-old father, Jim Delaney.

May 2, 2010 Samantha Bronson
Kevin Carson, Northern California president, The New Home Co.

Buyers Wanted

Land bargains dwindle as builders stock up for recovery

The credit crunch and a wave of foreclosures swept the Capital Region housing market like a wildfire, turning the landscape into a scorched ruin with many familiar features gone, including some well-known names in home building and residential development.

May 2, 2010 Adam Weintraub