Neighborhood Concerns

Neighborhood Concerns Committee

The Neighborhood Concerns Committee is engaged in a number of issues including the rail yard development of Curtis Park Village, Traffic Concerns and City Tree Ordinances. Listed below are the main topics we are focused on now:   

Curtis Park Village
The project most likely to have the greatest impact on our community is the Curtis Park Village project. The toxic dirt remediation in the rail yard is complete, and the project is moving forward. The next phase of construction will be site work, including installation of utilities, laying out of the streets and starting the commercial development.

SCNA supports small neighborhood serving stores and businesses in Curtis Park Village that will create a unique destination and reflect the surrounding community. We are opposed to the inclusion of large corporate chain retail stores and chain restaurants that have taken over most suburban shopping malls and would depend on a huge influx of new traffic from the greater Sacramento area in order to survive.

The SCNA Board has been working for years to help ensure that the Curtis Park Village development is in keeping with the rest of the Curtis Park community. We promote building homes in the Village that match the styles of existing homes in Curtis Park and that will fit seamlessly into the middle of a beautiful neighborhood built decades ago.

Curtis Park Village will create thousands of new car trips per day in and out of the site. SCNA has continually urged the City of Sacramento to implement traffic calming sooner rather than later in order to minimize the impact on our quiet neighborhood streets. Nothing will change the serenity of Curtis Park more than a huge incursion of new traffic and SCNA will lead the fight to keep our streets calm and safe.

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Traffic Concerns
The conversion of one-way streets, installation of bike lanes and traffic calming measures are part of the focus of this sub-committe. In order to help preserve the neighborhood, SCNA works directly with the community as well as the city to make sure Curtis Park remains the safe, walker and biker friendly neighborhood it is today.

SCNA's letter regarding proposed Level of Service designations E and F

Freeport Bike Lanes Project
SCNA has formed an Ad Hoc Committee on the Freeport Bike Lanes Project chaired by Andrea Rosen. The City of Sacramento has commenced the environmental review of this Project by issuing the Notice of Preparation.

The NOP period is the time when you advise the City of what you believe should be studied during the environmental review process.  The committee will provide updates on the project as they progress.  In the meantime, please contact bikes@sierra2.org with questions or concerns.

Supporting Documents for the NOP
Notice of Preparation
Freeport Study-Existing Section
Alternative 1
Alternative 2
Option 1
Option 2
Option 3
Option 4

Tree Ordinance
The mature trees of our neighborhood enhance the area in many ways. They are part of the historic character of our community. They beautify our streets and the views from our homes and gardens, and abate noise from the surrounding streets. Their shade makes our streets more pedestrian and bicycle friendly. Moreover, they enhance the social and communal atmosphere of the neighborhood. Because of the value of our stock of mature trees, SCNA is committed to protecting and maintaining heritage trees throughout the neighborhood. 

Tree Ordinance 1-15-16
Community Letter 1-4-16
SCNA Comments 1-15-16
 

To contact the Neighborhood Concerns Committee, email NCC@sierra2.org.