Fairfield Forward 2050: City of Fairfield Comprehensive General Plan Update, Housing Element Update, and Climate Action Plan

Summary

SCH Number
2021080289
Lead Agency
City of Fairfield
Document Title
Fairfield Forward 2050: City of Fairfield Comprehensive General Plan Update, Housing Element Update, and Climate Action Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Various
Document Description
The City of Fairfield (City) is preparing an update of its General Plan, including the Housing Element, which will establish the City’s overall approach to development, transportation, environmental quality, and other key topics through 2050. The Project involves a comprehensive update to all elements of the General Plan. The Housing Element will be updated to accommodate the City's 6th Cycle Regional Housing Need Assessment (RHNA) allocation. Additionally, a Climate Action Plan will be prepared that includes a community-wide inventory of GHG emissions and a strategy for reducing them to achieve State-mandated targets. The Planning Area encompasses 278 square miles including the City of Fairfield (approximately 41 square miles) and its Sphere of Influence (SOI) (approximately 11 square miles). The SOI is generally coterminous with the City boundary but includes a handful of areas surrounding the City limits, with the largest section located in the northeast area of the City limits, adjacent to Travis Air Force Base. The Planning Area also includes the surrounding unincorporated areas in Green Valley and Suisun Valley, as in the current General Plan, and the Suisun Marsh Protection Plan area (225 square miles). In June 2021, the City Council and Planning Commission reviewed and indicated support for the Draft Vision and Guiding Principles to guide the General Plan, including the following vision: “Fairfield builds upon its strengths—a charming downtown, thriving and diverse neighborhoods, economic assets, and inviting and attractive natural surroundings and agricultural and ecological riches—to blossom into a complete, vibrant city, a place renowned for walkable, affordable, and pleasant neighborhoods with ample open space amenities; economic prosperity and opportunity; social stability and equity; and cultural, entertainment and recreation possibilities.” Guiding principles for the future of the community include: fostering Fairfield as a community of vibrant, diverse, connected neighborhoods with easy access to shopping, entertainment, and recreation; improving Fairfield's transportation network with safe and connected walking and biking facilities, accessible and reliable public transit, and new technologies; achieving a resilient and competitive local economy that offers opportunities across the economic spectrum; promoting a wide variety of housing types; preserving Fairfield's status as a community surrounded by and connected to open space and agriculture; emphasizing environmental sustainability, public health, and public safety; building on momentum of recent planning efforts to revitalize the city's core and key corridors, including the Heart of Fairfield and Train Station specific plans; and celebrating and showcasing Fairfield's diversity. For more information, please visit www.fairfieldforward.com

Contact Information

Name
Amy Kreimeier
Agency Name
City of Fairfield
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Fairfield
Counties
Solano
Regions
Citywide, San Francisco Bay Area
Total Acres
278
Other Location Info
The Planning Area encompasses 278 square miles including the City of Fairfield (approximately 41 square miles) and its Sphere of Influence (SOI) (approximately 11 square miles). The SOI is generally coterminous with the City boundary but includes a handful of areas surrounding the City limits, with the largest section located in the northeast area of the City limits, adjacent to Travis Air Force Base. The Planning Area also includes the surrounding unincorporated areas in Green Valley and Suisun Valley, as in the current General Plan, and the Suisun Marsh Protection Plan area (225 square miles).

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (N/A, General Plan does not propose specific development projects)
Local Actions
General Plan Update
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Delta Protection Commission, Delta Stewardship Council, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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