SUISUN CITY — The city will likely pursue a grant that could bring in $150,000 to help plan for downtown growth.
The Suisun City Council held a special meeting Tuesday for staff to present an opportunity to apply for the grant. The item will return on the March 5 agenda for a vote. The grant would only fund planning, not the implementation of the plan.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has $1 million in grant money available to all cities to use in what are classified as priority development areas. Suisun City’s cut, if approved, would be $150,000 that it would use to expand the Downtown Waterfront Specific Plan to include the full downtown development area.
The waterfront plan was approved in 2008 by the Association of Bay Area Governments as a priority development area for Suisun City. The city now hopes to expand the plan to include other areas of downtown such as land north of Highway 12 and west of Marina Boulevard.
Another benefit, staff said, would be to sync the new plan with other documents in progress, such as the General Plan update and zoning rules in various parts of the city.
There would also be a chance to work with Fairfield on a plan that would benefit both cities, although they are technically competing for the same pot of money.
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