Recently, a friend of our Senior Principal David Mogavero’s revived this 1990 Sacramento Business Journal article that speaks to David’s role ensuring the R Street Corridor develops as a community asset. Never one to back down from a fight, David and his partners at the Old City Association (later became Preservation Sacramento) took on large scale office developers and projects that would have transformed the Corridor to an office ghetto for decades, eliminating any opportunity for residential or community servicing uses.
Things came full circle when the City hired Mogavero Architects years later to prepare a Master Plan for the Corridor. The firm’s vision was a vibrant, hip mixed-use district delivering not just office space, but residential uses, retailers, dining and entertainment. The concept was to transform R Street from a corridor that was a functional barrier between neighborhoods to one that brought residents from the neighborhoods and the region together.
Today, that is exactly what the Corridor is – home to some of the best eateries, nightlife options, creative users, and a few of the most desirable residential addresses in the City of Sacramento.
A reminder of the tireless dedication by so many to help create the city we want to live in. This work is never finished.
Read the full 1990 Sacramento Business Journal Article here: SBJ 1990 Article
See the R Street Corridor as it is now.