Frequently Asked Questions
When is the hotel planned to be completed?
California State Parks aims to solicit proposals for the hotel development in 2023.
What are Design Guidelines?
The Design Guidelines provide design principles and rationale to guide the project in a manner that meets the expectations of California State Parks, is consistent with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards, and aligns with the goals envisioned for the historic district.
What is an Illustrative Concept Study?
An Illustrative Concept Study has been produced to provide clear descriptions and graphic diagrams to inform the design of a proposed new hotel in Old Sacramento State Historic Park. The study is shared on this website and includes a project overview, design guidelines, and three concept studies for visualization and review. The Illustrative Concept Study is not a final design package but rather a preliminary study.
Will any buildings or structures be demolished to build the new hotel?
No buildings or structures will be damaged or demolished by the proposed project.
What buildings or sites will be directly affected by construction of the new hotel?
No buildings should be directly impacted by construction and the project aims for the development to avoid possible indirect impacts to architectural resources. During the process of design development and construction, the assessment of potential impacts to historic resources (above or below grade) will be analyzed by appropriate parties.
Why does Old Sacramento need a new hotel?
The 2014 Old Sacramento SHP General Plan identified the development of a hotel on the 49 Scene as a highly compatible use for the site. Bringing a vibrant hotel that compliments the historic character of the state historic park provides an opportunity to enhance the park visitor experience.