As we are finishing the master planning process for a new off-campus center for Sac State in Placer County, our master planning Architect, Sasaki, brought out some analog and digital mock-ups of the planned campus. The site is 300 acres bordered by Roseville to the south and Rocklin and Lincoln to the east. The pictures represent the campus at full buildout, which would accommodate 15,000 students in the rapidly-growing south Placer County region.
I'm glad I finally was able to tour this project. After a year of checking in on the tower crane for this project, MarketOne Construction project manager Jason Ford gave me a tour. The project is an adaptive reuse of the historic Eastern Star building that will become a 128-room Hyatt House hotel across the street from Sutter's Fort. The pictures below show the juxtaposition of new construction into the brick shell of the original building. Alas, this project removed its tower crane last week so Sacramento is down to six on the skyline.
The first two pictures are how the project looked on November 5, 2020 with the historic brick façade supported by falsework as the basement was being excavated. The remaining five pix were taken on July 28, 2021 and show great progress.
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