Suisun City

Suisun community garden’s future up in air

By From page A5 | February 20, 2014

SUISUN CITY — The future of Suisun City’s community garden is up in the air because of plans to put residential housing on its present home.

Suisun City Councilwoman Jane Day brought up the issue Tuesday, asking if gardeners who use the community garden will be able to plant their vegetables and flowers in the garden’s 80 plots this spring or if the proposed development will forestall that.

Main Street West Partners, the master developer picked by Suisun City to develop downtown Suisun City’s vacant areas, wants to build a small residential subdivision on the land located on the north side of Lotz Way between Port Way and Civic Center Boulevard.

Day also asked what was happening with efforts to find a new long-term home for the garden. City staff has been looking at other sites, but the problem has been a lack of a city-supplied water source the gardeners need for watering their gardens.

This is the second time Day brought up the issue, saying she has been getting calls from community members asking about the community garden’s future.

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Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.

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  • Tom AtoesFebruary 20, 2014 - 12:33 pm

    Just leave the garden there and develop somewhere else. Not every inch of land needs to be developed. Oh, and build a bowling alley.

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