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

2 Documents in Project

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
Varies
Document Description
The NOP for the Project has been recirculated to reflect several changes in the Project scope since the previous NOP for the Project was released on August 16, 2021: (1) The Housing Element is no longer a part of the General Plan Update. The previous NOP envisioned the Housing Element to be a part of the General Plan Update; however, because of State deadlines, the 6th Cycle 2023-2031 Housing Element was adopted and Negative Declaration on that certified on February 7, 2023. (2) The General Plan now includes preparation of an Environmental Justice Element. Two census tracts in Fairfield now meet the criteria of a “disadvantaged community” based on updated data from the California Environmental Protection Agency’s CalEnviroscreen 4.0 methodology. (3) The Project includes targeted amendments to the adopted Heart of Fairfield and Train Station specific plans, including adjustments to densities, land use changes, and zoning boundaries, while maintaining the overall vision and objectives of the plans. Therefore, the City is recirculating the NOP and will be hosting an additional Scoping Meeting. The Project involves a comprehensive update to elements of the General Plan. 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 General Plan Update is underway, and significant community input has been gathered through community meetings and workshops, pop up outreach, and an online survey. Information on community input gathered and work completed to date are available at the project website: www.fairfieldforward.com. The Fairfield General Plan Update will have all elements required by State law plus additional elements to incorporate strategies for achieving the plan vision, complying with new State law enacted since the Fairfield General Plan was last comprehensively updated, and addressing emerging trends and new technologies. The General Plan is anticipated to have the following elements: Land Use; Open Space, Conservation, and Recreation; Circulation; Economic Development; Health and Safety; Sustainability; Public Health and Environmental Justice; Public Services; Community Design; and Travis Air Force Base Protection; these elements may be combined or further separated out when the General Plan is drafted.

Contact Information

Name
Jessie Hernandez
Agency Name
City of Fairfield
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Fairfield
Counties
Solano
Regions
Citywide, San Francisco Bay Area
Total Acres
278

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State 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, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), 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, District 4 (DOT), 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, 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 Drinking Water, District 4, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Other (N/A, General Plan does not propose specific developments)
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
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from State Reviewing Agency(ies)]

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