Land Swap Gives Boost to Central Kitchen Project
Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) and Cresleigh Homes have completed a transaction allowing a trade of district-owned land at 16th and N Streets in exchange for the developer’s property at 7050 San Joaquin Avenue in the Tahoe Park area of Sacramento.
The land swap allows the district to acquire property that will be used to build a central kitchen facility to improve meal service to the districts’ more than 43,000 students. The district also received $179,572.01 in proceeds after closing escrow.
“This is a win-win for our students and the community,” said Jay Hansen, President of the SCUSD Board of Education. “We will be able to improve the nutrition and freshness of our student meals, and a long-vacant property in the heart of Sacramento will be put to use.” He added that the central kitchen, to be paid for with Measure R funds, will allow the district to offer more fruits, vegetables and freshly prepared meals at its 77 schools. The San Joaquin site is also conveniently located adjacent to the district’s warehouse.
The 16th & N property had operated as the former Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, built between 1869-70. The original building was replaced in 1923 and is listed on the Sacramento Register of Historic and Cultural Resources. It has also served as a district headquarters and a youth arts center.
For more information about the central kitchen project, visit: http://www.scusd.edu/central-kitchen-stakeholder-meeting-2.