Sound off for March 3, 2013
The county Board of Supervisors voted this week to adopt a master plan and certify the environmental impact report for development of the county fairgrounds, turning it into a regional attraction with shops and entertainment.
Here are some comments on an article on the plan:
- Conceptually, this is a great project. Not taking advantage of the revenue-generating potential of some of the most valuable I-80 corridor property in Northern California would be a travesty for Vallejo and Solano County.
- An example to look to would be the city of Vacaville’s development of the Nut Tree Shopping Complex. Maybe someone should analyze this as an example. How much are we still paying in debt for this project? How much revenue for the city is it currently producing? Is the project currently in trouble? Overall is property development the proper role for government? The fairgrounds project seems like another redevelopment boondoggle.
- It’s lipstick on a pig. Vallejo, and the county if it has so much money to spare, should be investing in doing something with the empty buildings in town, like Mervyn’s, etc. No one is going to come to Vallejo when it’s still a mess, for a shopping mall.