The Project involves the development of a mixed-use residential and commercial development and enhancement of mitigation land. The Project includes the development of undeveloped land into a transit-oriented, mixed-use residential and commercial development including parks, open space, bicycle and pedestrian trails, utility relocations and improvements, detention basins, water supply facilities, wastewater treatment and storm water drainage, road improvements, and new roads pursuant to the City of Fairfield Train Station Specific Plan. The Project also includes the enhancement and management of 1,832.08 acres of mitigation land including creating, enhancing, and restoring Covered Species breeding and upland habitat and other wetland habitat.
The Project will result in impacts to 605.80 acres of California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense) habitat including temporary impacts to 115.13 acres; the Project will permanently remove 490.67 acres of California tiger salamander habitat. The project is expected to result in incidental take of California tiger salamander, which is designated as a threatened species under CESA. The ITP referenced above as issued by CDFW authorizes incidental take of species listed under CESA that may occur as a result of Project implementation.
Minor Amendment No. 1, as approved, changes the Dry Season beginning date for the year 2021 from June 15 to May 1, and removes the ability to extend the Dry Season ending date on a week-by-week basis. In approving Minor Amendment No. 1, CDFW determined, among other things, that no substantial increase in the nature or scope of the previous authorization by the ITP, and that no new significant or substantially more severe environmental impacts than previously considered and disclosed would occur.