Sleep Train Arena demolition almost complete, construction expected this year


California Construction News staff writer

Demolition is nearing completion at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento and California Northstate University university officials say construction of the medical center campus is expected to begin before the end of 2022.

The Innovation Park project will transform the location of the former Sleep Train Arena into a vibrant mix of residential, commercial, health, and educational uses.  A major component of the project is the California Northstate University (CNU) Medical Center Campus.The CNU Medical Center Campus will include a hospital, college, dormitories, childcare center, senior residential care facility, and supporting office, commercial, and retail uses. At the heart of CNU’s planned campus, is a 14-story, 730,000-sq. ft. hospital building to be constructed in the first phase of the project.

The city issued a permit for the demolition of the five-story, 390,900-sq. ft. structure, according to Sacramento city records. Newark-based Ferma Corp., is doig the work, estimated at $5.5 million.

Earlier this year, the Sacramento City Council unanimously approved the plan and necessary entitlements to redevelop a portion of the site and a piece of the land is expected to be used for a school site for the Natomas Unified School District.


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