Downtown Sac

_____ Downtown with Community Builder Danielle Foster

Marketing Department

How would you like to live two blocks away from your favorite restaurant? How about five blocks away from a state-of-the-art arena where you can see some of the best performers in the world? How do you feel about walking to work, the gym, a coffee shop, your salon, restaurants, bars, a park, and more within 20 minutes?

In the heart of Sacramento, you can do that. And, with more residential buildings being completed each year, more people are getting the opportunity to live downtown. For this “_____ Downtown,” we explore the vision of Danielle Foster, who is part of creating these opportunities for community downtown.

Danielle is the Executive Director of the Capital Area Development Authority (CADA) and a proud resident of Sacramento for over two decades. At CADA, a collaborative venture between the city of Sacramento and the state of California, she spearheads initiatives aimed at building vibrant neighborhoods.

CADA’s mission is to revitalize existing buildings and spaces, breathing new life into the city. Through strategic partnerships with local businesses, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit organizations, CADA creates, rebuilds, and reimagines spaces, ensuring that downtown Sacramento remains a dynamic hub for everyone.

Danielle says, “Having some opportunity for blank space and rebuilding and reimagining what the downtown can be is an exciting platform for the next decade of downtown Sacramento.”

She envisions a downtown that is inclusive, diverse, and accessible to all. This vision for the future includes glimpses of the past when there used to be more housing downtown. By championing housing of all types, we can create a community that reflects the rich tapestry of Sacramento’s history and residents.

The future of downtown Sacramento is bright, propelled by collaboration, creativity, and a shared vision for a thriving community. Join us as we celebrate the unique blend of history, culture, and innovation that defines our city, and embrace the opportunities that blank spaces create.