The Sacramento Old City Association promotes preservation and enhancement of the quality of life for Sacramento’s residents, businesses, and visitors, working to Increase awareness of the irreplaceable historic, architectural and cultural resources of the City
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SOCA HISTORY AND ACTIVISM
The Sacramento Old City Association (SOCA) formed in 1972, when Sacramento residents banded together to form a downtown advocacy group to protect the city’s architectural charm and character. Since that time, SOCA has advocated on behalf of the city’s historic neighborhoods, commercial properties and civic landmarks to ensure Sacramento remains a cultural center for the region.
SOCA is an all volunteer organization, whose members devote their time to increasing public awareness of the irreplaceable historic and cultural resources of the city. Other activities include advocating policies that ensure a quality urban environment that is respectful of our historic buildings and traditional neighborhoods.
SOCA has recently taken an active role in projects such as:
- Fate of the old Jefferson and Marshal schools
- Redevelopment of 700 & 800 blocks of K Street
- Sacramento Valley Station (Union Station) Retrofit and Rehabilitation
- Maydestone Apartment Restoration
- 9 on F Infill Project
- Fate of the Bel-Vue Apartments
- Return of Street Cars to Sacramento
- Underground Sidewalk Survey and historic context
- Jane’s Walks in Sacramento
- Globe Mills Restoration and Re-use
- Fate of the New Helvetia and Seavey Circle housing complexes
- Planned American River Bridge Crossing
- Potential Curtis Park Historic District
- Newton Booth Historic District Survey