City council votes to move forward with Sacramento Zoo move

The Elk Grove City Council on Wednesday voted to move forward with the Sacramento Zoo’s relocation after receiving a feasibility study and extending the term of their exclusive negotiation agreement.That agreement was extended for 60 days and directed staff to move forward to the next level of work , which included the development of a master design plan and a comprehensive feasibility study. Read the study here. The zoo would be built in two phases with it costing a combined estimated amount of $314.8 million, according to the study.“The Society’s partnership with the leadership of Elk Grove creates the possibility that we will be able to give our region — and this state — a new zoo and all of the incredible experiences that come with it,” said Elizabeth Stallard, President of the Sacramento Zoological Society Board of Trustees, in a prepared statement. “We are thrilled to continue this planning and study process.” Officials with the Sacramento Zoo said the next steps include issuing requests for proposals to zoological park design firms, formalizing an official memorandum of understanding between parties and moving toward the creation of a master plan for the zoo. “Building a new, regional zoo is a rare and time-intensive process that we welcome. The new zoo will be a series of experiences that benefits our animals and zoo visitors. Our goal is to create a zoo that educates and inspires over a million guests a year to make a difference for wildlife,” said Sacramento Zoo Executive Director, Jason Jacobs in a press release. | MORE | Elk Grove discusses possibility of building new zoo

The Elk Grove City Council on Wednesday voted to move forward with the Sacramento Zoo’s relocation after receiving a feasibility study and extending the term of their exclusive negotiation agreement.

That agreement was extended for 60 days and directed staff to move forward to the next level of work, which included the development of a master design plan and a comprehensive feasibility study. Read the study here.

The zoo would be built in two phases with it costing a combined estimated amount of $314.8 million, according to the study.

“The Society’s partnership with the leadership of Elk Grove creates the possibility that we will be able to give our region — and this state — a new zoo and all of the incredible experiences that come with it,” said Elizabeth Stallard, President of the Sacramento Zoological Society Board of Trustees, in a prepared statement. “We are thrilled to continue this planning and study process.”

Officials with the Sacramento Zoo said the next steps include issuing requests for proposals to zoological park design firms, formalizing an official memorandum of understanding between parties and moving toward the creation of a master plan for the zoo.

“Building a new, regional zoo is a rare and time-intensive process that we welcome. The new zoo will be a series of experiences that benefits our animals and zoo visitors. Our goal is to create a zoo that educates and inspires over a million guests a year to make a difference for wildlife,” said Sacramento Zoo Executive Director, Jason Jacobs in a press release.

| MORE | Elk Grove discusses possibility of building new zoo

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