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Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Downtown Office Buildings

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of General Services (DGS) is pleased to announce a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Natural Resources Headquarters building on the block of 7th and 8th Streets and O and P Streets, and the new office building at 12th and O Street. The buildings are part of the department’s 10-year sequencing plan for the renovation or replacement of state facilities in the Sacramento area.

The new Natural Resources Headquarters building will be 21 stories and approximately 875,000 gross square feet with 3,400 occupants, and is scheduled for completion in August 2021. Future tenants include the California Natural Resources Agency, Department of Water Resources, CAL FIRE, Department of Conservation, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Parks and Recreation and the Wildlife Conservation Board.

The new 12th and O Street building will be 11 stories and 372,000 gross square feet with 1,200 occupants, and is scheduled for completion in February 2021. Future tenants include staff from the Health and Human Services Agency, the Department of State Hospitals, and the Department of Developmental Services.  

What: Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Natural Resources Headquarters building and 12th and O office building

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Where: Block of 7th and 8th Streets and O and P Streets

Speakers: Sacramento Vice Mayor Steve Hansen; DGS Director Daniel C. Kim; John Laird, Secretary for California Natural Resources Agency; Keely Martin Bosler, Director of Finance; Assemblymember Kevin McCarthy; Senator Dr. Richard Pan, Michael Wilkening, Secretary for California Health and Human Services Agency. 

We anticipate streaming the ceremony live on: and

For additional information on the Natural Resources Headquarters project click here.

For additional information on the 12th and O Street project click here.


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