Jan 282014
 
West Sac tries again for riverfront hotel

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 22, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento officials will try, with at least their third serious effort, to bring a Marriott Hotel to the city riverfront. They envision a project complete with conference center and other amenities. Last Wednesday, the city council approved an “exclusive negotiation agreement” with Portman [...]

May 022013
 
City of West Sac's hotel project moves forward: new location near Raley Field

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 24, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento’s latest approach to bringing a hotel and conference center to its riverfront moved along last month after support from city council members. A prior vision for the hotel placed it north of the Tower Bridge, operated by Marriott and owned [...]

Jan 062012
 
Old dock retired; new one planned for public use

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 28, 2011 – By Steve Marschke, News-Ledger Editor The City of West Sacramento has hired a contractor to dismantle the old dock at Raley’s Landing – formerly home to the Elizabeth Louise paddlewheeler and to the now-defunct River Otter Taxi Service. The dock has been disused for several years, and [...]

May 042011
 
Riverfront hotel project regroups

NEWS-LEDGER – MAY 4, 2011 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor     West Sacramento’s plan to create a publicly-owned Marriott hotel near the Tower Bridge riverfront is now treading water, after the first proposed investment package for the hotel fell through. The project missed a chance to apply for a subsidized federal stimulus loan. [...]