Full article by Casey Murray available at The Sacramento Observer
The weather Jan. 10 in Elk Grove was wet and stormy, the worst weather to break ground on a construction project. But developers and city officials still were celebrating.
Notable figures such as Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen and state Treasurer Fiona Ma donned hard hats and held shovels inside the Elk Grove Veterans Memorial Hall lobby alongside investors, developers and construction company representatives. They held a symbolic groundbreaking, the weather having forced a pivot from the construction site.
The project being celebrated, Poppy Grove Development, will be Elk Grove’s largest site of affordable apartment homes and was led by two Black developers: Reese Jarrett at E. Smith and Company, and Michael Johnson at UrbanCore Development.