Retail to Rooftops Study

SCH_ProjectPublicityRendering_OpticosDesignThe City of Citrus Heights is conducting a study to evaluate certain sites along Auburn Boulevard for design, density, and market feasibility for conversion of vacant retail spaces into multi-family and residential mixed-use development.  This project, funded through a grant from SACOG, will ultimately provide implementation tools, including objective standards, for the conversion of inactive spaces/vacant buildings into housing units.  The addition of housing units will bring activity to the Boulevard, expanding the customer base for existing business as well as increasing housing choices and affordability in Citrus Heights.  Throughout the process, the city and its consultant, Opticos Design, will work with the public, stakeholders, and decision makers to evaluate design concepts supported by market feasibly analysis.


Project Study Area

Auburn Boulevard/Old Auburn Road/Sylvan Road Intersection

North to the City limits

Retail to Rooftops Area Map

Project Timeline
January 2022Project Kick-off (complete)
February 2022Background Research & Analysis (complete)
March-AprilMarket Conditions Analysis & Opportunity Sites Identified (complete)
Stakeholder Workshop Meet with Stakeholders (complete)
April - MayFinancial Feasibility Testing & Opportunity Site Refinements (currently underway)
Public Workshop June 14, 2022 MEETING POSTPONED
Please join us
6:30 PM
7901 Auburn Blvd (inside Fireside Lanes)


Design Guidelines BookletAugust 2022




Project Documents

Stakeholder Workshop Booklet

Stakeholder Workshop Comments