3/4/2020: As the California Street parking structure is removed, the mailboxes at the south end of the structure will be relocated to the north east corner of the existing Shasta College Parking Lot, near the entrance to the Shasta Historical Society. The United States Postal Service (USPS) anticipates the moving date to be no sooner than Tuesday, March 10th. Thank you for your patience during this process.
What's Happening in Downtown Redding
Downtown Redding is in the midst of an exciting revitalization. While it’s easy to see the physical changes to the area, including the addition of 200 new residential units, new commercial and retail properties, new parking options and the renovation of existing buildings, what’s happening simultaneously is a revitalization of the very infrastructure of Downtown Redding. Underground utilities are being upsized and streets that have previously been covered by buildings are being reintroduced. During this process, navigating some areas of downtown may prove difficult, but The City of Redding and its partners are working diligently to mitigate the impacts of the construction to those who live, work and play downtown.
“This process is spurring the reintroduction of the Downtown grid, reopening the core to pedestrians, bikers, members of the community and visitors alike. It’s multi-layered, and will help to create a diverse, environmentally-conscious downtown area,” says Steve Bade, Community Development Manager with the City of Redding.
"In ten years, great strides will have been made to diversify housing options to include more transitional and permanent units, both of which are necessary to meet the needs of the community. These developments will change the way our community interacts. Transportation methods will be diversified, particularly with regard to public transit. Downtown will be more bike-friendly, more walkable and more drivable. Since 1972, no one has driven through the area where the Street Circulation Project is in process. That, alone, will change how people navigate the area,” says Bade. “We are trying to create a connection between property owners and business owners to develop a district that functions at a higher level. We want Downtown to be safe, secure, well-lit and active.”
Meet Placer Heights, the new building that’s on the rise at the corner of Placer and Pine Street in Downtown Redding. This four-story, 18,400 square foot property will house an exciting 6,000 square foot restaurant on the ground floor and 16 one-bedroom apartments, two of which will be specifically designated as affordable housing units. The units will be approximately 625 square feet each. The project is slated for completion in August of this year.
Location: 1701 Pine Street
Developer: BV Holdings and The City of Redding
Funding: Private and Gap Funding through City of Redding’s Housing Division
Inspiration: Pine Street Lofts, another local building
Parking: 16 units
Amenities: Laundry facilities and bike parking
Meet Market Center. This four-story, 80,000 square foot structure is being built where the old Dicker’s building once was, in the former Downtown Mall. The building will be home to an exciting mix of shops, restaurants and affordable housing units. Of the 82 units available, 81 will specifically be dedicated to meeting the community’s need for affordable housing, in the form of one, two and three-bedroom units. The units will open in phases as they are completed, beginning in October of this year.
Location: 1551 Market Street
Developer: Downtown Redding Investors
Funding: State Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities Funding (AHSC Funding), tax credits and private financing
Inspiration: Designed by Sacramento-based firm called Mogavero Architects, this building draws on the inspiration of Downtown Sacramento, a recently revitalized area
Parking: Underground parking garage with 95 spaces and 18 on-site parking spaces
Amenities: Seven retail units, common space, outdoor plaza area, impending cycle track connecting Downtown Redding to the Sacramento River Trail
At 1313 California Street, just across from the California Street Mixed Use Development, the Bike Depot, complete with a gated plaza and a bike-friendly café, will invite Downtown residents and visitors alike to consider biking as more than just recreation, but as a viable means of traversing the Downtown area. With the revitalization efforts bringing new structures, the reintroduction of streets, and increased mobility in Downtown, the Bike Depot is a timely addition to the landscape. The facility fosters an interest in a healthy, active, environmentally-conscious lifestyle that is consistent with the new Downtown.
Meet the New Shasta County Courthouse, the 166,687 square foot building slated for completion in Spring of 2021. The new facility, bound by Court, Oregon, Yuba and Butte Streets, will include 14 court rooms with holding cells connected to each one, in addition to jury deliberation rooms, a self-help center, a children’s waiting room, and attorney/client conference rooms. The new courthouse will consolidate three current facilities – the main courthouse, the annex and the juvenile court – under a single roof, with increased privacy, safety, circulation, efficiency and ADA compliance.
CA Street Mixed Use Development
Meet the California Street Mixed Use Development, the three-part structure that is slated for the space formerly occupied by the old parking structure between Tehama and Placer Streets in Downtown Redding.
The north block of the development, located at 1451 California Street, between Tehama and Butte Streets, will be between three and five stories high. The ground floor will house retail and commercial businesses, while the second through fifth floors will serve as commercial office space. The building will also offer six market-rate housing units. A multi-level parking structure, slated to offer 300 spaces, will sit between the commercial/ retail portion of the building and the housing units.
The middle Block of the development, located at 1551 California Street, between Butte and Yuba Streets, will help to meet the community’s need for affordable housing with the provision of 78 units, in addition to one unit for an on-site manager.
The south block, located at 1641 California Street, between Yuba and Placer, is slated for a surface parking lot that will be available to the public.
Construction on this development will begin in June of this year and is expected to take between two and three years to complete.
Location: 1451 – 1641 California Street
Developer: The Shasta Regional Transportation Agency (SRTA), The McConnell Foundation, K2 Land and Investment and The City of Redding
Funding: A State Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Grant, additional grant funding and private funding.
Inspiration: The nationally-recognized architecture firm that designed the project was inspired to create a building that was reflective of Redding’s natural beauty and rustic charm.
Amenities: The development is in close proximity to the area shops and restaurants, California Street Labs and the Bike Depot, another impending Downtown project.
Street Circulation Project
Streets that haven’t been driven upon in nearly fifty years are being reintroduced to the downtown landscape through the Street Circulation Project. As a part of the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) grant for the redevelopment of downtown, Market Street will be reintroduced from Tehama to Yuba Street. Yuba and Butte Streets will open to multiple modes of traffic and there will be a cycle track created on California Street from Yuba to Division Street.
Diestlehorst to Downtown
A pedestrian and bike trail will link the Sacramento River Trail to Downtown Redding. The trail will also tie into the Cycle Track proposed in the Downtown Street Circulation projected slated for California Street, unifying the message that the downtown area is being revitalized to reflect a diverse range of users with varying modes of transportation.
Downtown Shade Trees
The City of Redding is enhancing the downtown area with the addition of 101 new shade trees. These trees will be planted primarily in the space between Court, Trinity, South and East Streets. The project is the direct result of a September 2018 grant that the City applied for and received. The $256,000 grant was funded through CalFire and the California Climate Investments program.