Old Town Elk Grove

Old Elk GroveAbout Old Town Elk Grove

Old Town Elk Grove is a historic area within the City, and one of the oldest western settlements in the greater Sacramento region. Thus, Old Town is the cornerstone of modern Elk Grove. Nestled along the Elk Grove Boulevard corridor between Elk Grove-Florin Road and Waterman Road, visitors can find the area populated by a broad array of shops, services, businesses, and restaurants in many buildings that date back to the mid-1800s. In fact, over 40 buildings in Old Town Elk Grove form a Historic District that is listed on the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places.

Old Town Special Planning Area

A Special Planning Area (SPA) was created in an effort to protect the historical character and ambiance of Old Town. The SPA defines the type of land uses that can come to Old Town and establishes site and architectural design standards and guidelines. It acts as a master plan for the area. 

The Old Town SPA was originally created by Sacramento County in 1985. A significant update was completed by the City in August 2005. Updates occurred in 2010 and 2014.  Three minor amendments were completed in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

The current SPA may be viewed by clicking on the following link:

Old Town SPA

Update to the Old Town SPA

The City is updating the SPA (or master plan) for Old Town.  Sign up for the mailing list here to get updates about the effort and notifications of upcoming events.  

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