Community Development

 

 Pacific Flyway Center

The Pacific Flyway Center is a project proposed by the nonprofit Pacific Flyway Fund. The project proposes to create an open space land preserve with an interpretive nature center and educational facility in Fairfield. The project would be located at the edge of the Suisun Marsh, on a site east of Interstate 680, south of the Gold Hill Road over crossing, adjacent to Ramsey Road.

The Center would expose visitors to ecological relationships between water, marsh vegetation, and migratory birds and other species that depend on the marsh. It would allow the local community and visitors from all over the world to observe and interact with wetlands and wildlife in their natural habitat, and would educate visitors about habitat restoration and the conservation of wetlands and wildlife.

The project includes the construction of three buildings, totaling 125,000 SF, that make up the interpretive nature center and educational facility intended to educate school children and the general public about the environmental and societal importance of the conservation of migratory birds within the Pacific Flyway. The project would also create a unique “Walk in the Marsh” outdoor education and wildlife viewing experience for visitors to enjoy and learn about migratory birds within the Suisun Marsh. Within the project site, new wetlands and ponds would be created, and existing wetlands would be restored and enhanced to ensure that the site retains the habitat qualities that make it a vital resting point for birds on the Pacific Flyway. 

Environmental Review

The Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration prepared for the project is now available for public review.  The public review period will run from Thursday, July 19th to Monday, August 20th 2018.  Comments must be received by the Community Development Department in writing no later than 5:30 p.m. on August 20, 2018. 

Public Meetings

To learn more about this project, the Pacific Flyway Fund will host a community meeting on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6-8 p.m. at Oakbrook Elementary School, 700 Oakbrook Drive, Fairfield.

The Planning Commission of the City of Fairfield will hold a public hearing on the project on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 1000 Webster St, Fairfield, CA 94533.

The City Council of the City of Fairfield will hold a public hearing on the project on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 1000 Webster St, Fairfield, CA 94533.

For more information, or to be added to the meeting notification list, please contact Assistant Planner Amy Kreimeier at 707.428.7450 or akreimeier@fairfield.ca.gov.