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Environmental process under way for Solano Fairgrounds plan
September 23, 2011 

VALLEJO — Environmental studies of a plan to revitalize the Solano County-owned fairgrounds are under way and the proposal is less than a year away from approval. Solano County leaders met Thursday at Vallejo City Hall to lay out the time line of the studies and what they will include.



County seeks responses to Solano Fairgrounds plan
September 16, 2011  FAIRFIELD — Long in the works, a plan to redevelop the Solano County Fairgrounds is taking shape. The county has sent a notice of preparation of a draft environmental impact report for the project. It plans to develop a draft specific plan simultaneously with the draft environmental report.

Solano360 group to discuss Solano County fairgrounds plan
September 5, 2011  Plans for a sprucing up the Solano County fairgrounds in Vallejo are moving along. Wednesday the Solano360 Committee will consider approving a land use concept diagram -- a proposed layout of how the property, where the fairgrounds sit, will look at the intersection of State Route 37 and Interstate 80 next to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom amusement park.

Solano fairgrounds plan up for review at Board of Supervisors
August 7, 2011 

The framework of an ambitious proposal to turn the Solano County Fairgrounds into a “super-regional” destination is before county supervisors Tuesday. Years in the making, the project at county-owned fairgrounds was originally envisioned as supported by a mix of retail, office and hotel.



Solano County supervisors to consider proposal for fairgrounds
August 7, 2011 

Solano County is moving forward with its plan to rejuvenate the fairgrounds and is considering a proposal for a "framework" for future plans in the project. Tuesday, the board of supervisors will consider approving an Initial Project Description for the Solano360 project to redevelop the Solano County Fairgrounds property in the city of Vallejo and adjacent to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.



Residents, officials unsure on development at Solano Fairgrounds
July 14, 2011  Vallejo residents and City Council members aired mixed views Tuesday night on whether the Solano County Fairgrounds should be developed into some sort of entertainment center or left alone because the area is already a "toxic waste dump of noises." Some Vallejo residents and council members said they'd prefer a sports complex to the recommended mix of retail, entertainment and dining at 900 Fairgrounds Drive.

Study advises fairgrounds to focus on entertainment
July 11, 2011  Fairgrounds planners should investigate adding a major entertainment anchor such as a Legoland theme park next to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, a study says. The report, which the Vallejo City Council will discuss at its meeting Tuesday, focuses on the slumping economy and prevailing market forces, saying they don't bode well for retail development in the near future.

Editorial - Planning is still a process
July 3, 2011  The way that Solano County has envisioned revamping the fairgrounds in Vallejo isn't economically viable, according to a market study turned over to Solano County supervisors last week. When it was produced in 2009, the Solano360 Vision was billed as part San Antonio River Walk and part Downtown Disney. The mixed-use development proposed walking paths along a restored creek, sports fields, office space, an expansive exhibition hall, a hotel and retail shops.

Editorial: Planning is a process
June 30, 2011  The way that Solano County has envisioned revamping the fairgrounds in Vallejo isn't economically viable, according to a market study turned over to Solano County supervisors last week. When it was produced in 2009, the Solano360 Vision was billed as part San Antonio River Walk and part Downtown Disney. The mixed-use development proposed walking paths along a restored creek, sports fields, office space, an expansive exhibition hall, a hotel and retail shops.

New theme park could revive county fairground
June 29, 2011  FAIRFIELD — One way to kick-start the development of the county fairgrounds is to expand Six Flags Discovery Kingdom or build another theme park, a county-hired consultant team has found. The future of the fairgrounds — located near the intersection of Interstate 80 and Highway 37 in Vallejo — has been discussed over the past decade. The vision for the 149.1 acres is a mix of private and public space with retail, commercial space and hotels.

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