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June 18, 2021

New use for Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena site revealed: ‘A hub of innovation’

The Sacramento Kings and a local medical group announced Wednesday they have reached a deal to build a hospital and medical complex on the former Sleep Train Arena site in North Natomas.

Read more here: https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article252141373.html

June 16, 2021

Site of Sleep Train Arena to become new home to California Northstate University teaching hospital

The Kings organization donated the arena and 35 acres of land on which it sits in North Natomas for development of phase one of the project.

Read more here: https://www.abc10.com/article/news/local/sacramento/sleep-train-arena-california-northstate-hospital/103-ed198231-79dd-41e4-ae2d-09d94867c20e

March 10, 2021

Jilted by Elk Grove, California Northstate teaching hospital may land in Rancho Cordova

California Northstate University faced vociferous opposition in Elk Grove from neighbors. Here are the details of the new plan.

Read more here: https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article249836908.html

March 10, 2021

After being shunned in Elk Grove, California Northstate University teaching hospital could land in Rancho Cordova

News of the potential deal comes less than a month after the Elk Grove Planning Commission voted against the project.

Read more here: https://www.abc10.com/article/news/local/rancho-cordova/rancho-cordova-land-cnu-teaching-hospital-spurned-by-elk-grove/103-b06f0dba-5b6b-4093-8276-8e7abe58c59e?fbclid=IwAR3943gbyK9LrCrxRHvcn8ljPokHcDDQj-zjcWZkW5vdg_if1mtPodQXgzY

We are a safe, family-focused, and neighbor-based community. A substantial draw to living here in Elk Grove is the natural beauty and open spaces, critical migratory flyway, and spectacular birdlife.

The proposed California Northstate University’s Wetlab/Hospital Project threatens these values and resources.

California Northstate University (CNU) Project leadership has shown an ongoing and consistent pattern of disrespect for our community and our fundamental values. The project itself is wildly out-of-scale for the location and for the needs of the Elk Grove community.

We encourage you to voice your concerns about this project.

Stand with us to make a difference for our community and protect our community and local wildlife.

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Public Comments

  • The political process that has allowed the project to reach this point is littered with a lack of transparency, back room deals, questionable ethics and a lack of any collaborative effort.

    Elk Grove Resident

    There can be no question that this project would destroy the quality of life for the citizens in this area as well as the migratory birds, other animals, and the environment.

    Elk Grove Resident
  • The traffic will be a nightmare!

    Elk Grove Resident

    It seems contradictory in purpose for a medical center to be built, only to harm the health of the people and wildlife near it.

    Elk Grove Resident
  • The 45 day comment period is inadequate given the massive size, mixed land uses, scope and complex nature of the proposed project and should be extended to 90 days.

    Elk Grove Resident

    Why is the city willing to retract, rewrite or just plainly ignore rules and statutes for a project that will negatively impact a community that was never intended to sustain a project of this size?

    Elk Grove Resident
  • We are having this project thrust upon us long after we made a careful decision to make this quiet area of Elk Grove our home.

    Elk Grove Resident

    Quite simply, a large industrial project in a planned residential neighborhood is not going to work.

    Elk Grove Resident
  • The building will forever alter the visual character of the area. The DEIR describes this impact as significant and unavoidable. For this reason alone, the project should be denied.

    Elk Grove Resident

    We would go from little to no crime, to 1,600 calls for police per year, an average of 4.38 per day.

    Elk Grove Resident

CNU Wetlab/Hospital Project Overview

The Project would substantially degrade the visual character of the area, create light and noise pollution, and increase Harmful  air pollution.

The Project would also harm native protected species that inhabit the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, with noise and light pollution disturbing migratory birds and the massive hospital building posing a bird strike danger.

Long-term, the environmental document prepared by the City admits that the Project would have significant and unavoidable impacts on local groundwater supplies, air quality, traffic, and public services, including water supply and wastewater service.