Welcom to our new Downtown! Please use this map as an overview of street circulation and drive cautiously as you explore our new streets. Please note that the entrance to Market Street off Tehama is a one way street.
Join us virtually for Redding’s Historic Market Street Grand Re-opening Celebration via the Viva Downtown Live stream on Wednesday February 24th from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Hear from key project contributors followed by a ribbon cutting and unique vehicle procession Down Market Street!
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.”
Downtown Redevelopment Update
Downtown Redding redevelopment upated from Deputy City Manager Steve Bade from January 23, 2021. Video courtesy of the Shasta Historical Society and VIVA Downtown.
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.
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
Click here to access the Placer Heights photo album
Market Center Update December 11, 2020: Construction is approximately 98% complete. Exterior finish work that includes installation of: awnings, patio trellis, landscaping, patio amenities, and shade elements are being installed to complete the exterior facades and outdoor spaces. The residential units are in their final stages of completion with phased occupancy scheduled to take place beginning December 12th and continuing weekly through December 26th. Leasing information for residential tenants is available at: https://marketcenterapartments.com
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
Click here to access the Market Center photo album
Bike Depot Update June 16, 2020: Temporary fencing will be erected soon on The McConnell Foundation’s Bell Plaza project, located on the corner of Shasta and California streets in downtown Redding.
Initially, the Foundation planned to reinforce the Bell Rooms structure in its existing form, but the contractor determined the building lacks a solid foundation. So instead, the Bell Rooms bricks will be carefully dismantled, cleaned, and protected; a process which will happen off site. A new building pad will be laid on the original footprint at the Bell Rooms location, and the walls rebuilt using Bell bricks. This new building will be structurally sound, include increased health and safety measures, and provide a greater lifespan. All the while, it will evoke elements of the original Bell Rooms, with its sloped roof and red brick architecture which is distinctive in this part of downtown Redding.
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. The bike depot will feature a bike share program and be operated by Shasta Living Streets. The Foundation will own The Bicycle Bell café, but will select an operator through a request for qualifications process. The gated courtyard with outdoor seating is intended to be a bike- and pet-friendly public space.
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.
Shasta County Courthouse
Meet the New Shasta County Courthouse, the 166,687 square foot building slated for completion in Fall 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.
Click here to access the Shasta County Courthouse photo album.
CA Mixed Use Development
Update December 11, 2020: At the north block (between Tehama and Butte Streets), Modern Builders, working with Conco - the parking structure subcontractor, has completed the foundation footings. Currently and continuing over the next few weeks, crews are forming and pouring structural columns and bottom level slab-on-grade to support 398 space multi-level parking structure.
At the mid-block (between Butte and Yuba Streets), the area for the Block 7 affordable housing project, the developer is in the final stages of the Building Division’s plan check process and they expect to start construction during the week of December 21, 2020.
At the south block (between Yuba and Placer Streets) the surface parking facility is available for public use – to support the Downtown businesses, on Monday, December 14th the parking lot will transition to a 2-hour time limited parking lot. We encourage all users to utilize the south parking lot for short-term use of 2 hours or less.
An updated downtown parking map is now available featuring additional free public parking at new locations along Pine Street. View and download the downtown parking map here.
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 2020 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.
Click here to access the CA Street Mixed Use Development photo album.
Downtown Street Circulation Project
Downtown Street Circulation Project Update December 10, 2020: Underground utilities are complete along with the asphalt paving along Market Street between Tehama Street and Butte Street and the Pine/Market Street alley. Hardscape improvements are being completed along each side of Butte Street between Market Street and the Pine/Market alley. Finish grade is substantially complete with street pavers installed along portions of Yuba, Butte and Market Streets – over the next few weeks expect the streets to come alive as the pavers advance at the intersection of Market and Butte and east on Butte Street. Final landscape features and plantings will follow. Completion of the project is anticipated to be done on February 19, 2021.
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.
Click here to access the Street Circulation Project photo album.
Diestelhorst to Downtown
Diestelhorst to Downtown is a Non-Motorized Improvement Project to provide a safe – separated bike and pedestrian facility connecting the Sacramento River Trail to Downtown. Improvements include: separated cycle track; off street paths; enhanced crossings; completed sidewalk gaps, ADA compliant curb ramps, and an asphalt concrete overlay. In addition, other utility improvements will be completed that include upsizing the water line from 6” to 8” and low energy LED pedestrian scale and street lighting systems will be installed. The project is funded by the State of CA Active Transportation; State Transportation Improvement Program; SRTA and City Streets, Water and REU funding. Construction will start in November 2020 and be completed in late spring or summer 2021
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.