Pour one out for 450 N Street
The BOE and the CDTFA are finally leaving their offices at the beleaguered 450 N Street in downtown Sacramento. The BOE will be relocating to Natomas, and the CDTFA will be moving into the offices once occupied by the Office of State Publishing just north of downtown.
This move is long overdue, given the staggering number of problems that staff have experienced at 450 N Street: structural leaks, toxic mold, bursting pipes and corroded wastewater plumbing, faulty exterior glass panels that fall onto unsuspecting passersby, a bat infestation, unreliable elevators, noxious odors, trace amounts of toxic chemicals, and a poltergeist. (Ok, I may have made up that last part. But given the number of other problems, I think we can all agree that 450 N is probably haunted. You heard it here first.)
There are plans to renovate 450 N Street so that some other unsuspecting government agency can move in sometime around 2026. At least there's already some scaffolding in place to protect against the sky falling.
Photo credit: Kathryn Zdan, EA