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Building to Include Tunnel to Golden 1 Center

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Residents of a new development in Sacramento will have a unique access point to the Golden 1 Center, as the building features a tunnel to the arena. 

The Golden 1 Center opened last year as the new home of the Sacramento Kings. Leading up to its debut, the arena was hyped for some its major features–including technology offerings and an emphasis on environmental sustainability–and was seen as a potential anchor for development in downtown Sacramento.

Work continues to take place on the development, which has been billed as the Downtown Commons redevelopment program (DOCO). One of the latest features in progress in DOCO is the Sawyer, a building that includes a 250-room Kimpton hotel as well as condominiums.

There will be a unique perk for residents of the condos, who will have direct access to the Golden 1 Center. The building includes a tunnel to the arena, something that will give residents a different perspective on the venue and access to premium areas for Kings’ games. More from Bloomberg:

“I don’t want to sound snobby—you could go and stand outside, but why would you when you have the opportunity to go through a VIP tunnel?” asked Christopher Miller, vice president of the Agency Development Group, the broker handling sales for the building. “You’re not going to wait in line, you’re going to walk right in. It’s a level of exclusivity that you and your family are going to enjoy.”

The tunnel, which runs from the residents’ parking garage to the stadium’s VIP lounge, will be accessible to all residents and their guests. Ownership of any condominium at the Sawyer, Miller said, comes with access to the VIP lounges for Kings home games. (Concerts, which are generally run by a promoter that rents the arena, are a different story.) Still, Miller said, “that’s the thing about our concierge service” (provided by the Sawyer). “You’ll have access to sold-out events that other people won’t have access to.”

Construction on the development is still ongoing, and is scheduled to be completed later this year. The condos will occupy the top five floors of the 16-story tower, and are priced in the range of $600,000 for one bed-room units to $4 million for penthouses, according to figures published by Bloomberg.

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