SACRAMENTO, CA - The community got its chance Saturday to offer input on the design of the new entertainment and sports complex set to be built in downtown Sacramento. The new arena will host Sacramento Kings games and many other events in the future.
Community members provided many different ideas during an open house sponsored by the Kings and the City of Sacramento. It was held at the Tsakopoulas Library Galleria.
Organizers said some local residents have offered suggestions on how the arena could be the most green and sustainable facility in the country and how to make the facility uniquely Sacramento.
"We've had hundreds of people come through identifying what's important to them on a big vision board and providing comments to us at various stations where we are drilling down things like sustainability and what does an arena 3.0 mean in terms of technology and being uniquely Sacramento," Assistant City Manger John Danberg said.
If you didn't get to share your feedback Saturday at the open house, there will plenty of other opportunities. You can access surveys online at the city website. Input is also being collected from focus group meetings that will be held this week.
Community input will be shared with Sacramento City Council on Oct. 22. All the comments also will be presented to the architects - A.E.Com - and the ownership group of the Kings.
Danberg said the goal is to have final designs ready for city council approval by April.
By Suzanne Phan, email@example.com