Rediscovering the River

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Submission video for the Sacramento Waterfront Idea Makers Competition for the City of Sacramento. Made in partnership with LPA and Hargreaves Associates, who led the design, and RSM Design, who led the wayfinding and signage design strategy.

Rediscovering the River focuses on repairing the current isolation of Old Sacramento by reconnecting it to the City and reinvigorating the district as a place of entertainment and innovation.

At the river’s edge, a new public space is created with The River Terraces that step down to the water; The Promenade, which connects the Sacramento River Bike Trail through the district; and Railway Green, a new commons that creates a dedicated public space along Front Street.

The urban fabric is repaired with green streets and the introduction of new mixed-use, live/work development that further defines Front Street, brings all-hours life back into the District and creates a place for innovation in the Old City.

Knitting the district back into the City are two connective corridors – I Street Gateway Walk and K Street Plaza.

These simple moves create the framework to bring richness and vitality once again to this former working waterfront.