The Reporter (Vacaville)
Council to revisit apartment decision
On Tuesday, the Vacaville City Council will revisit the planned development of the Southtown Apartments.
Located at the northwest corner of Leisure Town Road and Redstone Parkway, the Southtown Apartments project was approved by planning commissioners Aug. 16, 2022. On Nov. 15, 2022, the City Council voted to deny the the project application.
On Dec. 20, TA Leisure Town, LLC filed a Petition for Writ of Mandate and Complaint for Inverse Condemnation and Declaratory Relief against the City of Vacaville and City Council in Solano County Superior Court.
On Feb. 28, the city executed a settlement agreement with TA Leisure Town LLC. Provisions include a revised parking plan with more onsite parking to reduce street parking by about 50%, as well as substantial funding from the applicant for city police and fire services. If these revisions are approved by City Council, litigation will be dismissed. If the revisions are denied, litigation will continue.
On Feb. 28, the City Council also directed staff to agendize the Southtown Apartments project and any proposed project modifications for Tuesday's meeting.
The Council is being asked to rescind the Nov. 15 decision and reconsider the planned development and related environmental impact documents by a two-thirds vote.
Discussion on the matter will include parking, landscaping, contribution to police and fire services and environmental review.
In other business, the City Council will hear a resolution to approve the California Board of State and Community Corrections grant award to supplement the Vacaville Police Department's Wellness and Mental Health program allocation for the 2022-23 fiscal year funding. The requested amount is $70,208.27.
The Council will also be asked to initiate an amendment to the general plan map by changing
the land use designation of the Millennium Center on Browns Valley Road from private recreation to commercial office.
The last item on the meeting's agenda will be a two-year update on the
City's COVID-19 Economic Recovery Strategy.
City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Council Chamber at City Hall, 650 Merchant St. The meeting can be viewed online at https://www. ci.vacaville.ca.us/government/agendas-and-minutes and https://www.youtube.com/@CityofVacaville/streams.