Saturday, June 06, 2009

Elk Grove Promenade Panorama

By request, here's a full panoramic shot of the long suffering half-built General Growth Properties Elk Grove Promenade project:

*Edit: Click here for a full-screen version.*

From the project's web page, here's what the site will eventually contain:

Elk Grove Promenade will be a 1.1 million-square-foot regional open-air center, located on 107-acres, off the new Grant Line Road interchange and Highway 99. The center will feature a Macy's, a 16-screen Cinemark Theatre and Barnes & Noble.

Elk Grove Promenade's plans also include:

  • Six national, sit-down restaurants with outdoor seating
  • A 20,000-square-foot food pavilion offering seven cuisines and seating for 800 people, complete with Wi-Fi internet
  • More than 5,000 parking spaces
  • 450,000 square feet of specialty retail stores
  • Water features incorporated throughout the property
  • A performance stage for concerts that spills into one of Elk Grove Promenade's three parks
  • Outdoor fireplaces
  • Thousands of trees such as weeping willows and palm trees
  • Three family restrooms with nurseries and lounge areas
  • Children’s play areas in the food pavilion and parks
At this point, these are merely the dreams of the bankrupt.


Deflationary Jane said...

Ok don't laugh but does anyone else think this would make a great prison?

Buy it for pennies on the dollar, move San Quentin's population here, and sell San Quentin for top dollar to BA RE speculators.

patient renter said...

What is it with palm trees and shopping? Why can't developers just stick with native trees?

Anonymous said...

To patient renter - there are no native "trees" to the sacremento valley - it was mostly a treeless grassland when humans first arrived. Exceptions are some of the riprarian habitat tress but theres are very low bush tree were only seen around creeks. Almost all the trees you see around Sacramento are non-native. Some palm trees are more native than many of the other trees that are planted freuquently. Washington Palms are native to Palm Springs and south which is much closer than where Maple, London Plane or Poplar trees are native to. Also many palms are drought resistant and don't block signage. Also assist with navigation due to their vertical form.