Metro Air Park Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Metro Air Park is a community waiting to happen. This privately owned farmland east of Sacramento International Airport was set aside by Sacramento County for development. The area is bounded by Interstate 5 to the south, Lone Tree Road to the east, and Elverta Road to the north.
The 1,886-acre land is slated for warehouses, offices, hotels, retail outlets, and a golf course. Upon completion it will be located near residential neighborhoods such as Westlake to the southeast and Natomas Creek to the east as well as near a major airport. Also, the region is close to two major California highways. Interstate 5 and Highway 99 connect Northern California with Southern California.
Completion of the proposed facilities has been put on hold. A 15-month moratorium on building construction in the region was issued in September 2009. The reason behind this was so the county and state can concentrate on improving the Sacramento region’s levee system. Mostly, infrastructure such as water and sewage lines and some foundations have been completed so far.
The area was approved for zoning in 1993. However, approval to start developing the area didn’t happen until 2004. The first phase was to lay the foundations for roads. To date, Powerline Road, Elkhorn Boulevard, Lone Tree Road, Meister Way, and Elverta Road have either been expanded or built within the region. Many of these streets are accessible from the airport or from the surrounding neighborhoods.
Currently, there are 22 owners, and there are four projects that were under way before the moratorium went into effect. One group plans to build a 200-acre business park near Interstate 5. The name of this park will be Metro Gateway Centre. This particular project is considered by some to be the most important park for this area.