The Mill at Broadway

In the media

Below, find a selection of stories from local media agencies that have covered The Mill at Broadway and the Broadway region.

Aug. 14, 2019 – Sacramento Business Journal

Mill at Broadway adds 84-unit apartment project
Popularity of smaller housing units at the Mill at Broadway project in Sacramento led to a proposal for 84 apartments in one corner of the development.

June 25, 2019 – Sacramento Business Journal

Ed Goldman: Amber Stott’s Food Literacy Center will have a permanent home in The Mill at Broadway
To give you and idea what a compelling person Amber Stott is, the following is not the most interesting thing about her: In addition to her native English, she’s fluent in Danish and Zulu.

Feb 25, 2019 – Sacramento Business Journal

Plans coming together for expected final Mill at Broadway phase
Infill project The Mill at Broadway is approaching the beginning of the end of development, with a tentative map in place for what’s expected to be its fifth and final phase.

January 7, 2019 – Comstock Magazine

Boom on Broadway
It’s another busy evening on the patio at Tower Cafe in Sacramento. The former birthplace of Tower Records, where Russ Solomon once sold albums from behind the counter of his father’s drugstore, has been a dining destination since 1990…

January 19, 2018 – Sacramento Bee

These infill homes are so popular that their young builders are clearing space for more
If you’ve driven lately on Interstate 5 near downtown Sacramento, you may have noticed that an old industrial site is now just a dirt field with a psychedelically colored silo in the middle.

October 26th, 2017 – Sacramento Bee

This Sacramento housing development is offering $300,000 homes with no down payment
The Mill at Broadway, central Sacramento’s largest infill housing development, has begun offering mortgage loans with no down payments, hoping to entice more young first-time buyers who don’t want to pay high rents, but don’t have cash for upfront payments on a house, its developer said.

October 26th, 2017 – KCRA 3

The Mill at Broadway advertises new Sacramento homes at zero down
At a time when Sacramento’s vacancy rate is a sliver of two percent, driving up home prices, The Mill at Broadway is highlighting affordability as it launches its second phase of homes.

August 10th, 2017 – News 10

Muralists Kick Off Sacramento ‘Wide Open Walls’ Festival
If you drive by The Mill on Broadway, you can’t miss the bright colors glaring off the old water tower nearby. It’s just one of the 40 murals that will be completed over the next 10 days.

August 1st, 2017 – News 10

The future of real estate for developments could be virtual reality
The Mill at Broadway is using a different tool to get people interested in moving there.

April 10th, 2017 – CBS Sacramento

Broadway Revitalization Breathing Life Into Part Of Sacramento
Bay Area folks used to see Sacramento as a stop to Tahoe. Now some like Shasta Smith and her partner Dennis are hoping to call it home. “It’s a lot of fun, not as busy,” said Dennis. Not too busy, but still booming, he says. That’s why they’re looking to buy one of these urban condos at The Mill off Broadway.

March 14th, 2017 – Comstock’s

The Great Millennial Migration

Until the summer of 2015, Aaron and Jamie Duke, 37 and 27, were happy to be the picture of the urban millennial couple traveling light. They had an 800-square-foot apartment at Capitol Towers at 7th and N streets. That was less than three blocks from Jamie’s job at the State Board of Equalization, and they could walk to bars and restaurants. They had cars but would go days without driving. Most of their friends lived downtown too.

January 19th, 2017 – Sacramento Business Journal

Mill at Broadway gets national notice in three categories

Bardis Homes’ project The Mill at Broadway received high marks in three national awards categories by the National Association of Home Builders.

The sales center for the infill and redevelopment project of about 800 homes in Sacramento received the group’s gold award in that category. And the marketing brochure for the project, created in conjunction with ad agency Vision Launchers, was one of four silver award winners for the best master planned community brochure.

December 23rd, 2016 – Sacramento Business Journal

Condominiums planned next for Mill at Broadway
More density is coming for a second phase of the Mill at Broadway housing development. Builder Bardis Homes submitted plans to the city for 55 condominium units on 1.65 acres in the center of the project, west of Fifth Street and south of Broadway.

December 21st, 2016 – Sacramento Bee

More homes coming to Mill at Broadway development
The developers behind the growing Mill at Broadway neighborhood south of downtown Sacramento have sought the city’s approval to begin the next phase of the project.

Bardis Homes has applied to construct 55 condominiums on the site in northwest Land Park, just south of Broadway. Of the new homes, 39 will be single-family residences and the rest will be duplexes, according to the application filed Wednesday.

December 21st, 2016 – KCRA 3

Construction underway for downtown Sac housing development
Construction is underway for the Mill, a housing development in the Broadway area of Sacramento.

November 18th, 2016 – Sacramento Business Journal

ArtStreet goes big with downtown lumber mill location (Photos)
The group behind this year’s successful Art Hotel in downtown Sacramento has announced its next project, ArtStreet, will be in a former lumber company warehouse at Third Street and First Avenue.

September 30th, 2016 – Sacramento Business Journal

EXCLUSIVE: Mill at Broadway developers pick up more land nearby
Developers behind the Mill at Broadway have closed escrow on a piece of land nearby for future expansion of the residential project. Ranch Capital LLC purchased the building and property at 2629 Fifth St. in Sacramento Thursday for $2.075 million. The 2.62-acre site is across the street from where the former Setzer Forest Products plant is making way for Mill at Broadway.

September 10th, 2016 – Sacramento Bee

Developer pushes Sacramento lifestyle, not homes, in ads
In videos on Facebook and other social media, the developers of The Mill at Broadway don’t explicitly sell their homes.

Instead, on the advice of their marketing and branding consultant, they developed a campaign that calls upon millennials and others to define Sacramento’s sense of place, to talk about how their world is connected to the heart of the city and to inspire viewers to live life to the fullest right near home.

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July 17, 2015 – Sacramento Business Journal

Next R Street? Many are betting on Broadway
When asked to name the Sacramento region’s next big redevelopment corridor, developers and commercial real estate experts agree: That show is coming to Broadway. When asked to name the Sacramento region’s next big redevelopment corridor, developers and commercial real estate experts agree: That show is coming to Broadway. …

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June 29, 2015 – Sacramento Business Journal

Revived project on Broadway breaking ground this fall
The developer of a mixed-use project on Broadway mothballed during the recession has revived it and plans to soon break ground. It’s the latest sign that the Sacramento street is gaining prominence as a redevelopment corridor. Those passing on Highway 50 will see illuminated 10-foot-high letters spelling “BROADWAY” on one of …

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June 23, 2015 – Sacramento Magazine

Currents: Bringing Back Broadway
Katherine Bardis is building the new Sacramento. Three years ago, she and her cousin Rachel Bardis formed Bardis Homes. Now the women, both under 40, are the master builder for a premier infill development, The Mill at Broadway, on the old Setzer Forest Products site at Broadway between Third and Fifth streets. A 2013 graduate …

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June 10, 2015 – Sacramento Bee

Sacramento seeks to rebuild public housing projects
For generations since World War II, thousands of Sacramento’s poor have lived in semi-seclusion in the shadows of the city cemetery, largely cut off from the city around it. The Alder Grove housing project, which borders on Broadway, and nearby Marina Vista, tucked at the base of Interstate 5, were built at a time when government housing …

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May 14, 2015 – Sacramento Bee

Sacramento’s Broadway area hopes to reinvent itself
The west end of Broadway doesn’t look like much these days: a dead-end street with a smattering of old industrial buildings, drab storefronts and empty lots. That forlorn appearance belies a budding renaissance that is expected to sweep much of the Broadway corridor from the Sacramento River to Highway 99 in the next few years.

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May 8, 2015 – Sacramento Business Journal

The Mill at Broadway could expand by five acres

Developers of The Mill at Broadway are in escrow to add five acres to the project, according to a partner in the venture. “This being a phased project with four phases, this would be in essence, a fifth phase,” said Kevin Smith of Northwest Land Park.

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May 1, 2015 – Capital Public Radio

Sacramento Grid 2.0
May is bike month. It’s also a key moment for transit in Sacramento’s core because some people will be voting this month on a streetcar. So this is a good time to take a larger look at the plans for moving people around the region, especially the Central City, and at the overall philosophy guiding those plans.

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May 1, 2015 – Capital Public Radio

Business Journal: Lost Generation, The Kitchen, Health Net
Joel Singer of the California Association of Realtors says California is facing a “lost generation” of homebuyers. Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson tells us what Singer means by that. Also, Jack has details on The Kitchen’s move to Broadway.

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April 24, 2015 – Sacramento Bee

Sacramento’s The Kitchen restaurant is moving to Broadway
The Kitchen, at $175 per person one of Sacramento’s best and most expensive restaurants, is moving to a new location on Broadway late next year, it was announced Friday. The fixed-price, demonstration-style restaurant, founded by chef Randall Selland and wife Nancy Zimmer, will be leaving its years-long location at 2225 Hurley Way and relocating to Broadway.

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April 21, 2015 – CBS Sacramento

Sacramento Infill Housing Project Aimed At Millennial Crowd
An ambitious project is aimed at a younger crowd who may not be looking to buy homes is focusing on experiences over expenses. The project south of Broadway called The Mill is targeted at a big demographic traditionally hesitant to take on a home mortgage—Millennials. Russell Breton is the man behind the marketing with a distinctly youthful vibe.

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April 20, 2015 – Sacramento Bee

The Mill at Broadway targets millennials as home buyers
Home construction has begun at The Mill at Broadway, an innovative urban infill project in Sacramento that’s as notable for its youthful vibe as its grand scope. The community, just to the south of Broadway between Third and Fifth streets, eventually will have 1,000 residences, a park, a public market and a walking and biking trail – on 32 acres of formerly industrial property.

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April 15, 2015 – News 10

Video: Produce market makes way for urban housing
After a decade of planning, new homes will soon take shape in an industrial neighborhood south of Broadway. The Mill at Broadway will eventually cover 32 acres with 825 urban-style homes between 5th Street and Interstate 5.

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April 15, 2015 – News 10

Sacramento produce market makes way for urban housing

After a decade of planning, new homes will soon take shape in an industrial neighborhood south of Broadway. The Mill at Broadway will eventually cover 32 acres with 825 urban-style homes between 5th Street and Interstate 5. A separate parcel across 5th Street could ultimately bring the housing count to 1,000, project manager Kevin Smith said.

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Mar 24, 2015 – Sacramento Business Journal

Coming this summer: First commercial building for Mill at Broadway

Alongside the first homes, work should get underway within weeks for what will be the first new commercial building in The Mill at Broadway. Developer Northwest Land Park has submitted plans for demolishing an aging 3,000-square-foot building on the project site at 2630 Fifth St. in Sacramento and replacing it with an 1,862-square-foot site next to a planned public plaza.

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January 11, 2015 – Sacramento Bee

Farm project takes root at Sac schools near development
A 2.5-acre farm slated for Leataata Floyd Elementary School is being planned this winter, promising an agricultural learning opportunity for students and community members alike by 2016. The Floyd Farms project is one of many stipulations in a 2012 memorandum of understanding between the city of Sacramento, Sacramento City Unified School District and developer Northwest Land Park LLC.

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Jan 2, 2015 – Sacramento Business Journal

Bardis Homes: Homebuilders do things their way

When Rachel Bardis started her first home-building company, Corinthian Homes, in 2002, she faced a steep learning curve. Bardis was not just a woman in a male-dominated industry, but a 26-year-old who was hiring people more experienced than she was.

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Nov 25, 2014 – Sacramento Business Journal

New builders revamp, rename Northwest Land Park infill project

A new team of builders has come on board Northwest Land Park, an infill housing project south of downtown Sacramento. They plan to give it a new name: The Mill at Broadway.

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Nov 18, 2014 – Sacramento Business Journal

Northwest Land Park developers sketch plans for second phase

The developers of infill redevelopment project Northwest Land Park have submitted an application for the project’s second phase, including up to 190 units on less than three acres. The application doesn’t specify how many would be single-family homes.

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Apr 4, 2014 – Sacramento Business Journal

First phase of 800-home Northwest Land Park project begins
Work began Thursday on the future site of Northwest Land Park, the infill project of more than 800 homes south of the western end of Broadway in Sacramento. Local project manager Kevin Smith said the early work for the project’s first phase included demolishing and clearing warehouse and storage areas …

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Mar 29, 2013 – Sacramento Business Journal

Infill project near I-5 targets buyers who want green homes
An 800-home infill project developing over the next few years in Sacramento is targeting two growing demographic groups: retiring Baby Boomers and environmentally conscious young couples.

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Mar 22, 2013 – Sacramento Business Journal

Major infill project begins in Sacramento
An infill project aimed at the environmentally conscious homebuyer will have an open house next week to introduce an 800-home project developing over the next few years in Sacramento.