Project Elevate

An Elevated Retail, Dining, and Entertainment Experience for Elk Grove

The City owns a 20-acre property at the southeast corner of Elk Grove Boulevard and Big Horn Boulevard, just north of District56 (the Civic Center/Aquatics Center) and is exploring future opportunities for the site.  Specifically, the City is studying the development a mixed-use project that includes retail, dining, entertainment, office, and residential uses, as well as a hotel.  The objective of the project is to elevate the level of retail, dining, and entertainment amenities in the City, while at the same time developing a site with enhanced design elements that promote pedestrian activity and include central, public gathering spaces.  For these reasons, the City refers to this as Project Elevate.

Development of Project Elevate will occur through several phases.

  • Phase 1: Site Planning and Program Development

    Evaluation of the local market conditions and development of a site program and overall site plan.  This includes development of concept architecture for buildings and landscaping pallet but does not include the design of individual buildings.
  • Phase 2: Disposition Process

    This step involves soliciting the project with potential developers and selecting one or more developers to partner with the City to develop and operate the project.  How this would work and if in City financing would be required has not been determined.
  • Phase 3: Site Development

    Once a developer (or developers) is selected, they would be responsible for constructing the project.  This would involve getting City approvals for the design of individual buildings, marketing the project and securing tenants, and maintaining in subsequent years.

The City is currently working on Phase 1

In August 2019 the City hired a design team, led by ELS Architects (designers of the Aquatics Center) to develop a plan and site program.  Initial concept plans were shared with the public at a workshop on October 1, 2019.  Based upon the feedback, the City and its consultant team are making refinements and will be presenting a final concept plan to the City Council in January 2020.  Materials from the October 2019 meeting are available below.

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