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When The MLS Entourage Visits Elk Grove, What Will They See?

When The MLS Entourage Visits Elk Grove, What Will They See?

September 2, 2014 |

When representatives from Major League Soccer (MLS) visit Sacramento and Elk Grove later this month, they will undoubtedly be given heavy-duty sales pitches on why either city is well-suited to host an expansion team.

While we will not know the exact itinerary of the visiting MLS entourage, we are fairly certain they will visit the prospective sites each city will be pitching. For Sacramento, the presumptive sites will include Bonney Field and the Railyard area while Elk Grove's will be its recent purchase of 99-acres along Grantline Road. 

When the entourage visits Elk Grove, one has to believe a portion of the meeting between the MLS, Elk Grove officials and Fabian Nunez will take place at city hall. So if the meeting is held at city hall and then moves to the Grantline Road site, what route will be taken to the site?... Read More

Old Town Elk Grove Triennial Update Community Meeting set for Nov. 14

Old Town Elk Grove Triennial Update Community Meeting set for Nov. 14

Elk Grove, CA – The City of Elk Grove will host a community meeting on Nov. 14 about the Old Town Elk Grove Special Planning Area document.

A Special Planning Area, or SPA, is a master planning document that regulates properties within a defined area having unique environmental, historic, architectural or other features which require special conditions not provided through the application of standard zone regulations. 

The City updates the Old Town SPA every three years and completed the most recent update in May 2010. The 2010 update resulted in significant, effective changes to the document including modifications to the land use, parking and signs sections.  During the 2010 workshops participants also developed vision statements addressing land use, site design, signs, and architecture standards.

Overnight Highway 99 Closures Planned for Pedestrian and Bicycle Overcrossing

Overnight Highway 99 Closures Planned for Pedestrian and Bicycle Overcrossing

Elk Grove, CA – Beginning next week, work on the Elk Grove Creek Trail Pedestrian and Bicycle Overcrossing will require overnight freeway and road closures at Highway 99 between Laguna Blvd. and Elk Grove Blvd. 

This month, construction crews will build the new freeway pedestrian bridge framework, requiring nighttime closures starting Tuesday.   Motorists can expect delays near the project on the following dates and times:

·         Oct. 8 and 9: West Stockton Blvd. at Elk Grove Creek, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

·         Oct. 9 and 10: East Stockton Blvd. at Elk Grove Creek, 10 p.m.to 6 a.m.

·         Oct. 14 and 15: Southbound lanes on Highway 99, midnight to 4 a.m.

·         Oct. 16 and 17:  Northbound lanes on Highway 99, midnight to 4 a.m.

City of Elk Grove and CSD to Host Community Outreach Meeting for Horseshoe Park in Laguna Ridge

 City of Elk Grove and CSD to Host Community Outreach Meeting for Horseshoe Park in Laguna Ridge

The Cosumnes Community Services District  and City of Elk Grove are partnering in the planning and building of a neighborhood park in the Laguna Ridge area of Elk Grove. 

The CSD and City will host two community outreach meetings this fall to generate ideas and review design proposals for Horseshoe Park, a 9-acre park located on Denali Circle.  The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15 and the second meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 19.  Both meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Cosumnes Community Services District Board Room, located at 8820 Elk Grove Boulevard.

During the Oct. 15 meeting, the community will have an opportunity to discuss different design options for the park.  At the Nov. 19 meeting, staff will present a master plan of the park.  Anyone who is interested in providing input on the park is encouraged to attend these meetings.

East Stockton Blvd. Soundwall Project Ribbon Cutting on Sept. 24

East Stockton Blvd. Soundwall Project Ribbon Cutting on Sept. 24

Construction is finished, and City officials will cut the ribbon on the long-awaited East Stockton Blvd. Soundwall Project on Tuesday, Sept. 24. 

A half-mile soundwall just north of Elk Grove Regional Park now covers deteriorated metal fencing along E. Stockton Blvd. that had been a major eyesore in Elk Grove for decades. The new wall will provide peace to homeowners, a boost to economic development and improvements to safety.  While effectively blocking freeway noise, the new 1,800 foot soundwall covers an unsightly, dilapidated fence that sent the wrong message to residents, businesses and visitors in Elk Grove. 

A ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. will mark the completed soundwall project and a successful partnership between the City of Elk Grove, residents and local businesses. 

Nighttime Construction Work Scheduled for I-5

Nighttime Construction Work Scheduled for I-5

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that nighttime construction work has been scheduled for Interstate 5 from just south of Pocket Road in Sacramento to north of Laguna Boulevard near the City of Elk Grove the weekend of September 7. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will have units posted for enforcement and traffic control.

Motorists can expect traffic delays because the speed limit will be reduced in the work zone

with north and southbound lanes limited to one lane in both directions from 11 p.m. Saturday, September 7 to 7 a.m. Sunday, September 8. A contractor is scheduled to install K-rail and falsework at this location. Heavy construction equipment and machinery will be operating in and out of the work zone. Caltrans further advises motorists to factor in additional travel time and to use alternate routes until the work has been completed.

Fireworks Booth to Benefit Pirate’s Island Rebuild

Fireworks Booth to Benefit Pirate’s Island Rebuild

If you’re planning on celebrating with fireworks this Fourth of July, purchase your fun at the Pirate’s Island Partners’ fireworks booth.  Come out to visit the booth June 28 through July 4, 10am-10pm in the Cosumnes CSD parking lot (8820 Elk Grove Boulevard).  All proceeds will go towards the rebuilding of Pirate’s Island Playground in Elk Grove Park.

Pirate’s Island was originally built on the island in Elk Grove Park in the 1970’s.  Many long time residents hold onto special memories of playing on the ship wreck play structure.  Unfortunately, the playground was demolished in the mid 1980’s because it did not meet safety standards.  Now a group of volunteers called Pirate’s Island Partners are working together to rebuild a new playground where the old playground once stood.