Vacaville Airport- Surrounding Development Under Review

Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Airport policies on deck
By Jennifer Gentile
The Vacaville (CA) Reporter

A proposed car wash, a subdivision application and a potential amendment to the Vaca Valley Business Park Policy Plan will be topics of discussion Tuesday when the Vacaville Planning Commission meets. City staffer Fred Buderi said the proposed amendment to the business park policy plan is to ensure consistency between the plan and the Nut Tree Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan. The change, he explained, is to “correctly reference the percentage of open land required on certain development parcels” near the airport.

“Basically, the idea is as you get closer to the runway, a greater percentage of the building site must be left as open land,” he said.

Buderi also said the matter is “mostly clean-up language” and intended to ensure that all policies that affect land use in the city are consistent.

Another issue on the agenda is a proposed subdivision, which would be constructed on a 6.3-acre site bound by Bresee Avenue, Vine Street and Trower Park. According to a city staff report, applicant Michael Purtill has proposed building 19 single-family, detached homes on the site.

Also according to the staff report, other residents had two opportunities to comment on the project. They expressed some concerns at the first hearing, including potential hazards from additional vehicles in the area and the size and density of the lots and homes. They were particularly concerned about access to the site from Bresee Avenue because of a blind intersection, the report states.

At the June 7 meeting, however, “The neighbors expressed gratitude toward the applicant for redesigning the project to address their concerns and indicated they could support the project,” according to the report.

The commission will also discuss a proposal to construct a 1,470-square-foot car wash at a Valero gas station, located at 900 Mason St., and a proposal that includes demolishing a house and constructing a new one at 124 Vine St.

The Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 650 Merchant St.

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