Global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will with Grimshaw Architects has been selected by the City of Sacramento to develop the Sacramento Valley Station Master Plan. The Sacramento Valley Station is part of the California High-Speed Rail System, which will connect Sacramento to San Diego. The Station Master Plan will establish a world class, integrated, regional mobility hub in a well-connected, vibrant, walkable community where people, not cars, take center stage.
Geeti Silwal, Associate Principal at Perkins+Will, said, “This is a tremendous opportunity to shape a bold vision for the two important components of the project: the JOURNEY and the DESTINATION. We are committed to successfully integrating the needs of multiple modes of transportation, establishing a well-loved place for the local community and, laying the groundwork to help reimagine the whole urban experience of a high-intensity, transit-focused mixed use destination.”
Located in downtown Sacramento and adjacent to the Sacramento Railyards, the Sacramento Valley Station is already home to the second busiest Amtrak station in California and has connections to Sacramento Regional Transit (RT) light rail and local and regional buses. The master plan offers the opportunity to strengthen the connections between Old Sacramento, Downtown Sacramento, and the Railyards District. With multiple modes of transportation converging here, the District will establish a common ground where the city celebrates the history and identity of its community, captures and reflects the unique character of Sacramento, and puts forward an urban living model that is sustainable and resilient.
Drawing from its worldwide urban design experience, the San Francisco office of Perkins+Will will facilitate robust community engagement and put forward a master plan that will help solidify and realize the City’s aspirations for this station.
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