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Building Neighborhoods

Transformation Story

Kaleidoscopic mural envelops Metropol Building

Creating connection through food and art

Transformation Story

Warehouse Artist Lofts: Ali Youssefi’s vision

From an industrial warehouse to artist community

Transformation Story

Biele Place beautified

Exterior makeover takes senior living to the next level

Transformation Story

Takin’ art to the streets

Art hits the street: local artists create work for the public realm

Transformation Story

Nature goes wild in 10th Street mural

Placemaking art for all to enjoy


the cada story

Since 1978, CADA has been about building neighborhoods for people, not for profits. As a self-supporting public agency, fiscal prudence is a must. But we’re also driven by another bottom line: to build safe, affordable and environmentally sustainable urban neighborhoods that people are happy to call home.


Our awards speak for themselves.

  • Architecture & Urban Design

    2001 Sacramento Art Deco Society Preservation Award for Preserving the Av-Corda Apartment Building

    and 6 more…

  • Smart Growth & Planning

    2013 Regional Transit District’s Agency of the Year Award for Being a Champion of Public Transit

    and 5 more…

  • Sustainability

    2008 SMUD Green Power Leader

    and 1 more…

  • Livability & Quality of Life

    1998 Congressional Record in Appreciation of CADA for Revitalizing the Capitol Area and for Improving the…

    and 1 more…

  • Community Leadership

    2005 Comstock’s Vanguard Award

    and 1 more…

  • Affordability, Accessibility & Fair Housing

    2010 Regional Human Rights Fair Housing Commission Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Performance and…

    and 3 more…