Future River District Envisioned

The City of Folsom is home to more than six miles of frontage on the American River and Lake Natoma—some of the city’s greatest natural resources. Folsom grew “around” the river and, in many cases, pushed the river into backyard areas of the community. Our beloved Historic District looks inward instead of looking out to […]

Central Business District Revitalization Plans to Begin

The City of Folsom is kicking off a planning effort for the Central Business District, an important retail and commercial corridor located on East Bidwell Street from Riley Street to Blue Ravine Road. The city will identify a vision and prepare a revitalization plan to help guide future development and infrastructure improvements, which may include: […]

City to Resume Sign Ordinance Enforcement

Beginning Monday, January 2, the City of Folsom will resume enforcement of its sign ordinance. The ordinance regulates signage to ensure that permanent and temporary signs meet safety standards and maintain the aesthetic appearance of the city, while providing businesses an advertising venue. In March 2020, the city relaxed its sign ordinance as part of […]

Support Local Folsom Businesses

Shopping and dining locally supports the local economy, promotes a thriving community, and contributes to a high quality of life in Folsom. Dollars you spend in Folsom help fund vital public services, such as police, fire, schools, trash collection, recycling, and road maintenance—plus amenities such as parks, the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary, and the Folsom […]

First Folsom Segment of the Capital SouthEast Connector Expressway Complete

Phase 1 of the Folsom segment of the Capital SouthEast Connector project is complete and fully open to motorists. White Rock Road from Prairie City Road to East Bidwell Street has been reconstructed into a safer, higher-capacity four-lane expressway. The 3-mile segment also includes new traffic signals, improved intersections, a new bridge over Alder Creek, […]

Folsom City Council Adopts Permanent Outdoor Dining Program

At its Tuesday, September 27 meeting, the Folsom City Council approved an ordinance to make the temporary outdoor dining permit program permanent, effective October 27. The program regulates outdoor dining and lays a framework for the application and approval process for restaurants seeking to use portions of city-owned properties and on-street parking spaces for outdoor […]

New City Vacation Rental Information 

Planning on using your home as a vacation rental? Visit the new vacation rentals page at www.folsom.ca.us/vacationrentals and learn about the regulations you must follow before listing your rental online. A rental qualifies as a vacation rental if the apartment, house, or condominium is furnished and rented on a temporary basis (less than 30 days).

Targeted Multi-Family and Mixed-Use Housing Study 

The City of Folsom is conducting a targeted multi-family and mixed-use housing study to evaluate design, density, and market feasibility for multi-family and residential mixed-use development along the East Bidwell Corridor, at the Glenn light rail station, and in the town center area of the Folsom Plan Area, south of US-50. Throughout this process, the […]

Capital SouthEast Connector Project Update

A Folsom segment of the Capital SouthEast Connector project will fully open to motorists this June. White Rock Road–from Prairie City Road to East Bidwell Street–has been reconstructed from a two-lane rural road to a safer, higher-capacity four-lane expressway. The project also included the construction of a four-lane bridge over Alder Creek and new traffic […]

UC Davis Draft Environmental Impact Report Available for Review 

UC Davis prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the UC Davis Folsom Center for Health project and is seeking public comment. The UC Regents is the land use authority for the proposed project and the lead agency for environmental review.The proposed development includes about 400,000 square feet of building space for wellness and healthcare services. […]