SUISUN CITY — Proposals to amend an agreement with the Main Street West Partners development firm to spur development on certain parcels in and around Suisun City’s downtown got support Tuesday from the Suisun City Council.
The proposals, if formally approved by the council next month, are designed to bring provisions of a seven-year-old agreement between the city and Main Street West into line with current market and economic conditions. It is also aimed at getting development going on a parcel east of Marina Boulevard and north of Driftwood Drive.
No decisions were made Tuesday night because Suisun City’s Economic Development Director Jason Garben was looking for direction from the council on the proposed changes to the agreement with Main Street West, which is the master developer for the city’s downtown.
Main Street West has been the master developer since it was chosen in 2005 to develop more than a dozen different vacant parcels scattered around the city’s waterfront.
So far, Main Street West managed to develop the Harbor Square commercial center and pave the way for the construction of the Hampton Inn & Suites before the recession hit and the state eliminated redevelopment. Two other sites near Harbor Plaza have been approved for construction of a retail project and a restaurant, but are presently on hold due to market conditions.
The proposals include:
Even if approved by the council, these changes would have to jump through a series of hoops that include seeing the city transfer Main Street West assets to the city’s Successor Agency, having that agency take action on the proposals, getting Oversight Board approval, and getting approval from the state Department of Finance.
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