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Project Design, Development Process, TIMELINE

Golden 1 Credit Union (Golden 1) and Sacramento Kings have partnered to establish Golden 1 Center as the name for Sacramento's world-class entertainment and sports center scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. 

Final Environmental Impact Report

The City of Sacramento released the downtown Entertainment & Sports Center & Related Development (P13-065) Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on May 9, 2014.  The Final EIR addresses the public comments on the Draft EIR.  In addition, the Final EIR also includes the Mitigation Monitoring Plan (TMP) and the Event Transportation Management Plan (TMP), which set out the plan for addressing transportation issues associated with ESC events.

The Final EIR, Notice of Availability, Draft EIR, and all documents relied upon in preparation of the Draft EIR and Final EIR may be reviewed at the Community Development Environmental Impact Reports page. The document is also available for review at the downtown Central Library, or you may view it at the Community Development Department at 300 Richards Boulevard, 3rd Floor Sacramento, California 95811 during public counter hours.

Development Application

The City of Sacramento received the development application package for the proposed downtown ESC on November 20, 2013. This application package represents a request by the project applicant for the necessary approvals to construct an arena and other surrounding land uses in the future. The application is a standard part of the development process to receive input from various City departments and agencies on the portions of the project that are relevant to them. Additionally, owners adjacent to the property, businesses and neighborhood associations will receive a notice and information about the application.

As part of the application process, the City will be doing its due-diligence to ensure that the project meets all zoning, site planning and design requirements for the proposed downtown arena site. The documents contained in the project application are listed below:

Project Timeline

May 2013
Project Initiation
August 2013

Selection of Design and Pre-Construction

November 2013
Entitlement Application
December 2013
Release of Draft EIR
January 16, 2014
Planning and Design Commission: Review and comment on ESC entitlement application and resolution to initiate formation of the special sign district
January 23, 2014
Planning and Design Commission: Public hearing on Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) required per SB 743
January 30, 2014
Planning and Design Commission: Review and comment by on ESC concept design and entitlement application including tentative map
Feb. 13, 2014
City Council: Review and comment on proposed Special Sign District and, if needed, additional review and comment on ESC concept design and entitlement application
Feb. 27, 2014 Planning and Design Commission: Review and comment on Special Sign District for ESC project
April 10, 2014 Planning and Design Commission: Hearing and recommendation on ESC Project
April 22, 2014 City Council: ESC update on project hearing timeline, overview of the terms, agreements, and financing
May 20, 2014
City Council: Final decision on ESC Project
Summer 2014
Demolition Start. Visit the Kings' ESC construction page for details.
Fall 2014
Construction Start. Visit the Kings' ESC construction page for details.
September 2016
October 2016
Grand Opening