A Greener Park

The history of Depot Park

During World War II, the U.S. Army put Depot Park on the map as a central location to collect and distribute war supplies to troops on the West Coast and across the Pacific. The military moved out in 1995, but government, nonprofits and businesses of all sizes have continued to leverage the site as a hub for green activities and technological innovations.

Jul 31, 2010 JT Long
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

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
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