What will Sunrise MarketPlace look like 5, 10 and 20 years from now? This question has been brought to the forefront as retail competition increases from communities surrounding Citrus Heights. Today, there are new development patterns nationally as well as in the Sacramento Region which are affecting retail areas such as the Sunrise MarketPlace. The emergence of such trends as mixed use projects, open air retail centers, resurgence of downtowns, high density housing, pedestrian/transit oriented development and the reinvention of enclosed malls will serve as a signal of the need to reposition the Sunrise MarketPlace to maintain its position as a regional shopping destination.
In recognition of these market trends, Sunrise MarketPlace has the opportunity to re-conceive its vision for the future, defining the uses and the design and character of development that can economically sustain and enhance its role as a primary center of the City of Citrus Heights. The Sunrise MarketPlace Visioning Project was initiated by the City and Sunrise MarketPlace Business Improvement District with a grant from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) as an effort to imagine a new future, which would re-energize its identity and character as a vital, active, and successful center of the City. ''A New Vision for the Sunrise MarketPlace'' is the result of six months of community outreach, interviews, workshops, a design Charrette and study.
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VISIONING TOURS: LESSONS LEARNED
As part of the Visioning Project, Council, Planning Commission, MarketPlace PBID Board and Steering Committee members visited successful development sites in Northern and Southern California. To view tour findings view the Sunrise MarketPlace Tour Presentation.
VISIONING PROJECT CHARRETTE MATERIALS
What is a Charrette?
A CHARRETTE is another word for ''a hands-on'', intensive design-related workshop.
As part of the Visioning Project, over 60 residents and property owners attended a Design Studio presentation. Attendees were presented with three basic Concept Plans for the district, which reflected visions expressed in previous workshops.
Participants were able to view 3-D depictions of possible development and discuss options in small breakout groups. To review the Charrette Guide, Emerging Principles and Concept Plans, click on the links below:
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