The CNU University Hospital project will be developed on the site of the former Kings Arena in Sacramento, California
One billion US dollars (University of California Northstate) The CNU University Hospital project was recently approved for construction on the site of the former Sleep Train Arena in North Natomas by the Sacramento City Council.
According to Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby, the project will bring employment and growth opportunities to a site that has been vacant since the Sacramento Kings moved downtown in 2016. Ashby said more than 1,500 local union construction jobs will be created during the construction phase of the project and after that, around 6,000 permanent permanent positions will be available at the hospital and in medical schools.
Construction work is expected to begin following the demolition of the old arena and Kings intends to begin the demolition process within the next six months. The scope of the project will cover the development of an 11-story hospital, a new Natomas Unified School District campus, medical offices, a senior health facility, a daycare center, a of retail, residential units and 25 acres of open space with parks and bike paths.
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Contribution of the CHU CNU project team
According to Ashby, Kings supported the project by donating 35 acres of the 170-acre site to the hospital. The rest of the land on the site has been set aside for residential units, which will be used by teachers, students, seniors, and some units will also be offered to the general public, with at least 10% affordable housing.
An agreement has also been reached between the University and the Sacramento-Sierra Building and Construction Trades Council to build the CNU University Hospital using local union labor. The project is expected to reach full construction within 8 to 10 years.
executive director of the Sacramento-Sierra Building and Construction Trades CouncilKevin Ferreira said building trades are privileged to attend CNU University Hospital project. Ferreira stressed that this partnership would not have been possible without the leadership of Vice Mayor Ashby and the support of the Sacramento Kings.
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