SUISUN CITY — A Suisun City Council majority stuck to a plan Tuesday that requires the developer of an 8.6-acre parcel on Walters Road and East Tabor Avenue to develop part of the site for commercial use or see it possibly handed over to the city.
The council approved requirements that at least 1.5 acres of the parcel be developed for commercial use within two years of starting development of the rest of the parcel as single-family homes. It also required that the developer landscape the 1.5 acres and put up a gateway sign welcoming people to Suisun City.
Suisun City had once wanted to develop 6 acres of the parcel as commercial use and 2.6 acres as residential use. Schwartz Land Development approached the city earlier this year, saying it wanted to put aside only 1.5 acres for commercial use on the northeast side of the parcel and build homes on the rest.
The stress to create as much commercial development as possible is part of the city’s Revenue Based Land Use Policy that promotes development that will generate as much revenue for city coffers as possible.
What restrictions should be put on parcel at this time surfaced at the City Council’s June 18 meeting with the council putting the matter in the hands of an ad hoc meeting to come up with a solution. At present, no formal applications have been made to the city to develop the parcel.
Mayor Pete Sanchez and council members Mike Segala and Lori Wilson voted for the conditions. Vice Mayor Mike Hudson and Councilwoman Jane Day voted against them.
Hudson said he did not see why the council was talking about this when there has not been a formal proposal submitted to the city.
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