Satellite Sacramento State campus idea revived

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Dormant for five years, a plan to build a Sacramento State satellite campus in Placer County was revived Tuesday after a development firm bought the land that would host the new campus.

Westpark Communities announced it has purchased the 2,200-acre Placer Ranch property from Eli Broad, the wealthy Los Angeles developer and philanthropist who struggled for two decades to develop the parcel. The purchase price for the land – west of Rocklin and north of Roseville – wasn’t disclosed.

While the land would be converted into offices, housing and other uses, Westpark Chief Operating Officer Jeff Jones said moving on the Sacramento State piece of the puzzle is an immediate priority. “We’re anxious to restart,” he said.

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