McKinley Village environmental impact report due next week

McKinley Village, the proposed 48-acre, 328-unit neighborhood just north of East Sacramento and McKinley Park, is contentious.

Even the city staff report for next Thursday’s planning-commission meeting has tagged the development as “controversial.”

Anyway, both former gubernatorial candidate and Village developer Phil Angelides and neighborhood activists opposed to McKinley Village have been anticipating the project’s enivormental impact report for months.

They won’t have to wait much longer: Next Friday, October 25, the EIR will be available for public review.

SN&R’s written about the project many times, both this year and in the past—it’s had various previous incarnations. Developers argue that it will be blend in with nearby heritage neighborhoods such as those surrounding McKinley Park. Opponents say it will be a traffic nightmare—or worse.

The EIR will answer some of these concerns. It will address whether the project might flood Midtown and East Sacramento with more cars, or even if water literally might possibly inundate those ‘hoods due to the new development.

The planning commission will review and comment on the McKinley Village proposal this coming Thursday at 5:30 p.m. (Here is the staff report.)

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