The 100-acre mall property is now open for future mixed-use development.
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The city has worked with mall owners, community members, experts and elected officials to craft the plan that they hope will diversify the city’s economy.
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City officials have said Citrus Heights is “98% built,” meaning this plan is one of the few opportunities for new development.
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The city said the CEO of Namdar Realty Group, the mall’s majority owner, sent a letter in support of the new plan, reading in part:
“We greatly appreciate the diligent efforts of you and your staff in working together to set the vision for the future of Sunrise Shopping Center. We look forward to moving our plans for the site forward.