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Sutter Memorial Clean-up Update

Sutter Memorial Clean-up Update

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in East Sac, Sutter Park | 0 comments

OK, we are all desperately waiting to see the new development in Sutter Park Neighborhood take shape. This will be an amazing sub-neighborhood of East Sac, tightly woven into our community. There have been delays, as there always are in developments like this. Here is the latest update from the land developers: Thank you for your patience as Sutter Health wraps up the responsible clean-up efforts of the former Sutter Memorial Hospital site. Sutter Health remains committed to cleaning the property to meet the regulatory standards necessary for redevelopment of the site into single family residential and City park uses. As part of the reuse conversion, areas requiring remediation and public agency oversight have been identified. Sacramento County Environmental Management Department (SCEMD) is providing lead agency oversight on environmental matters.  SCEMD, along with other contributing regulatory agencies will ensure the site has been properly cleaned. The environmental matters identified are located entirely on the site and include: ·         Lead soil near the original maternity building along F Street from old exterior paint ·         Diesel-related compounds found in two areas ·         Metals associated with a building wastewater recovery sump and concrete tank ·         Anti-scaling/bacteria agents associated with former cooling tower ·         Photographic fixer used in process solutions at crushed granite pit Under the direction and oversight SCEMD, Sutter Health and its environmental consultant team have implemented remedies to address these environmental matters. Currently, SCEMD, and other regulatory agencies are completing their review of the technical data to ensure the clean-up efforts are appropriate. It is anticipated grading work will begin soon to facilitate the future residential development.  For more information, please call our Sutter Memorial Hospital Clean-up project line at (916) 454-7528 All of this just means more of a wait for those that want to buy a home around Sutter Park, us real estate agents that want to help our clients buy one as well as all of the neighbors that are just curious to meet the new neighbors when they move...

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38th Street/East Sac 2017 Blood Drive

38th Street/East Sac 2017 Blood Drive

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in East Sac, Events, Volunteer | 0 comments

Want to help save a life? Want to do good for people that you will never meet? Just want free ice-cream, to hang out with great neighbors and join in a front yard BBQ? Then give blood this Thursday between 3:00 and 7:00 at the 9th annual 38th Street blood drive! These are great people that organizing this blood drive in honor of their mom and they provide wonderful company and recovery sausages and and snacks that blow away what BloodSource gives me when I donate at the downtown location. I’m going early this year and hope to see many of my neighbors...

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The Taste of East Sacramento 2017

The Taste of East Sacramento 2017

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in East Sac, Events, McKinley Park, Restaurant, Taste of East Sac | 0 comments

We are just a month away from one of my favorite events of the year. This years Taste of East Sacramento 2017 will be the 9th year that the East Sac chamber has hosted this event. We’ve grown the event in leaps and bounds over the last several years, so much so that we’ve out grown our last two venues. This year it will be hosted in the brand new Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church at 616 Alhambra Blvd, right across from McKinley Library. It will start at 6:00 and run till 9:00 on Saturday July 22nd. As usual, there will be all of our favorite East Sac restaurants, breweries and wine from local vineyards as well as some of the newer providers of great tastes to our neighborhood. I’m going to get my tickets before the early bird pricing ends and I hope to see so many of my friends and neighbors at the event....

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East Sac Pops in the Park 2017 is Here!

East Sac Pops in the Park 2017 is Here!

Posted by on Jun 3, 2017 in East Sac, Events, McKinley Park, Pops in the Park | 0 comments

Today kicks off the first in the Pops in the Park series for 2017! We’ve got Joy & Madness playing in East Portal Park on June 3rd. June 10th will see the John Skinner Band play at Bertha Henschel Park. Mumbo Gumbo has the great job of entertaining on June 17th at McKinley Park. Unsupervised will finish out the season at Glen Hall Park on June 24th. All of the concerts begin at 6:00pm and as usual, there is free bike valet parking if you don’t want to fight for a parking space and don’t live close enough to walk...

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McKinley Village Open House and Tour

McKinley Village Open House and Tour

Posted by on Sep 10, 2016 in East Sac, McKinley Village | 0 comments

On Thursday I got to go through the new McKinley Village properties. Since then I have talked to a lot of people about the development. Here are my thoughts… The quality of construction is top notch. I wouldn’t expect anything less from Kevin Carson and The New Home Company. They did great work on all of these properties and I think they stack up very well against anything else that is in the market. The VIP event was packed with people ranging from everyone associated with the building of the development, agents, lenders, councilmen, neighbors and most importantly, interested buyers. I talked to a lot of them in an effort to get a good cross reference of feedback and have talked with many more since the event. Many neighbors are still concerned about the impacts of the development on their own properties. Some fear the traffic impacts. Some worry that the development might devalue the older homes in East Sac for one reason or another. Others see this as potentially being very positive for the values in East Sac, Midtown and the surrounding neighborhoods if the houses in McKinley Village can get those prices. The agents ranged from impressed to doubtful. Some focused on the train noise, lack of backyard spaces and the tight streets that were packed with people touring the properties. Some see this as a good amount of inventory in an otherwise very scarce market, a suburb style development without the commute to the suburbs. The buyers that I have talked to also ranged from ready to buy to realizing that this isn’t the home for them. The ones that can see themselves living there don’t want a yard, they want a nice patio. They might be used to not having a yard or are finally done with the work that comes with one. They want all new construction with a 2 car garage but can’t justify the hour plus long commute home to Roseville at 5:00 on a weekday. The ones that have ruled it out after seeing the property want that yard, they want big trees, they are willing to deal with all of the quirks that come with the old homes that dominate the close in neighborhoods.   I have a listing coming up in two weeks in Roseville. It is a house on a tiny lot in a cluster home development near a lot of big box stores. I recently helped the owner of that property buy a brick home that was built in East Sac in 1925. At one point his 1,400 square foot, two story new home with dual pane windows on a 1,096 square foot lot in Roseville was the right fit for him. Now a 89 year old home with antique light fixtures and single pane, leaded glass windows that are painted shut is the right fit. When we list the Roseville home for sale...

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