Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Downtown Edge

The downtown edge—including midtown—is, in many ways, becoming the heartbeat of downtown, and perhaps its continued steady resurgence can help pull the core of downtown into some semblance of beauty and safety and spread the inviting neighborhoods all the way to (and embracing) our two rivers…wouldn’t that be something!

An excerpt.

“There's a lot to like about the condo-retail complex rising inside a former Wonder Bread bakery warehouse in downtown Sacramento.

“But Bay Miry, of the project's D&S Development team, is proudest of an unlikely element: the loft staircases.

“Some are spiral, some cantilevered, some made of wood, others of concrete.

“No two are alike. Same goes for the "true loft" housing units, which are under construction and range from 550 to 900 square feet. They're on the market for $215,000 to $390,000.

"One thing we've learned in this market," says Miry, while touring the 95-year-old brick complex at 14th and R streets, "is you can't do cookie-cutter."