VACAVILLE — The Vacaville City Council spent nearly 90 minutes discussing the environmental impact report and specific plan for Vanden Meadows, a massive proposed housing development on the southeast corner of town.
At its next regular meeting – set for Oct. 8 – the council is expected to vote on the project, which includes more than 900 single-family homes on 238 acres south of the Southtown development, bordered by Leisure Town Road on the east, Nut Tree Road on the west, Opal Way on the north and roughly bisected by Vanden Road.
Council members and members of the public, many of whom live in the area that would be impacted by the new development, spoke about their concerns regarding the project.
Most involved the increased traffic that would be generated by the influx of people as the homes go up.
City staff said some of those concerns could be addressed with additional lanes at traffic lights.
City staff said there will be a number of roadway improvements as well as roundabouts and traffic circles throughout the new development to help mitigate traffic problems.
The development also includes 28 acres for a school site to fall under the Travis Unified School District, although there’s no timeline for when that school would be built, should the new development be approved.
Neighbors also expressed concern for the safety of schoolchildren as the school site borders the already busy Nut Tree Road.
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