Land Park, East Sacramento
and Curtis Park Specialist

SACRAMENT’S CURTIS PARK VILLAGE…BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME!

SACRAMENT’S CURTIS PARK VILLAGE…BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME!

SACRAMENT’S CURTIS PARK VILLAGE…BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME!

As the time grows closer for a vote at the Sacramento City Council, there is an escalating fervor regardingthe Petrovich development known as Curtis Park Village. The chasm between the fans of this development and the critics is growing as well. Much of the chatter is really a result of misinformation (intentional or accidental is another topic).Probably the biggest hotbed is the toxic issue within the site. When originally tested by the city, Petrovich was told that there was 80,000 cubic yards of toxic soil. After 2000 railroad cars were loaded up with said soil and sent to Utah, it was thought to be clean. However, upon subsequent testing, at total of 240,000 cubic yards was found…a substantial increase in costs, considering the expenditure so far just for clean up has already totaled 14M dollars! At this point, you would think that Petrovich would have thrown his hands up and abandoned the project. He didn’t. He researched and found the accepted practice of digging a very deep hole (50′), lining it and filling it with the toxic soil. Finally, a toxic proof barrier is put over it, it is sealed and clean soil is put on top. This has been done over 200 times without a flaw. A park will be placed in this section of the development – all other residential areas will have clean dirt.The other misconception is the amount of traffic this development will incur. The traffic study shows that with the exception of Sutterville Road, this plan will have zero impact or will improve the flow. Bus lines will be rerouted from 24th Street to...