Mare Island Developer Marketing Town Center
East Bay Business Times
by Jessica Saunders
Shown here, a portion of the 83-acre Mare Island Town Center area recently approved for development by the city of Vallejo.Photo courtesy of Lennar Mare Island LLC
View Larger The master developer of Mare Island is marketing 23 parcels of commercial property envisioned as the business district of the former naval shipyard, but the land can't be sold to third parties until environmental cleanup is completed.
Signoff by environmental regulatory agencies on the 83-acre Town Center site is expected by the middle of next year, Lennar Mare Island LLC spokesman Jason Keadjian said. The developer is "dual-tracking" the development and environmental remediation processes.
The city of Vallejo OK'd a tentative vesting map for the district bounded by Railroad Avenue, Azuar Drive, Connolly Street and G Street at the Aug. 20 Planning Commission meeting. The area is entitled for 1,110,00 square feet of office, research and development and light industrial use and 130,000 square feet of civic and education uses.
Several retail developers are interested in developing one or more parcels for banks, dry cleaners or small grocery stores, Keadjian said.
Currently, there are more than 90 businesses on Mare Island, providing 1,544 full-time jobs and 280 part-time jobs. The largest employer is the Western regional headquarters of the U.S. Forest Service, with 350 employees, followed by Jeffco Painting & Coating Inc./Abrasive Blasting & Coating/FBC Systems Inc. (all related companies), XKT Engineering Inc., Touro University and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
The commercial district development comes as Touro University is working on an agreement with the city to build the nation's first heavy-ion, particle-therapy cancer treatment center on the northern end of the island. The college envisions a research and education campus on 191 acres on the north island, an expansion of the current campus on 44 acres to the south. It's negotiating with Lennar Mare Island to purchase the south campus which it currently leases.
Mare Island history
Mare Island, a 5,200-acre stretch of land across the Mare Island Strait from Vallejo, became the first naval shipyard on the West Coast in 1854. It was once a natural island in San Pablo Bay just west of Vallejo, but infill from waterway dredging over time made it a peninsula with the Bay on the western side and the Mare Island Strait/Napa River on its eastern side. Of the 5,200 acres, about 1,400 can be developed.
The Mare Island shipyard grew into the largest industrial plant in the state and Solano County's largest employer, but the federal government closed it in 1995. Lennar Mare Island LLC, a joint venture of home builder Lennar Inc. of Miami and real estate investment, finance and management company LNR Property Corp. of Miami Beach, Fla., was named master developer for 653 acres. In 2002, the Navy transferred the land to the city, which immediately transferred it to Lennar Mare Island. It was the largest early transfer of former military land in California.
email@example.com | 925-598-1427
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
- Bay Area Regional Forecast Conferences held in Oak...
- Livermore lab and UC Davis get $8.5M grant for rap...
- Solano EDC Praises Conservation
- UC Davis' Burn Center Will Oversee National Resear...
- Touro Facility Will Employ Particle Beam
- Complying The 'Word' For Success
- Businesses Get Tips To Go Green Today
- Map Sheds Light On Vision For Rural Land
- Bay Area To Get $840M For Cargo Improvement
- Coast Is Clear For Wal-Mart In Fairfield
- A compromise can help fix the congestion in Northe...
- Jobless rate stable in East Bay
- Lagoon: Round 2
- UC Davis Energy center has big plans for the world...
- Touro Offers Housing Help
- Dozens Of Area Teachers Recipients Of Mini Grants
- Planners OK a new retail and restaurant center for...
- Funds hike could help relocate I-80/680 truck scal...
- Suisun City manager pursues passion for screenwrit...
- Breakfast Event Set
- More commuters taking Capitol Corridor trains
- Solano Farmers want more bang for buck & Diversity...
- Travis Air Force Base to privatize housing
- Touro sells online division for $190M funds will l...
- Vacaville's Nut Tree site's offerings continue to ...
- Fairfield's overall economic activity apears to be...
- Office building, tower likely at Alamo Plaza
- Vacaville Planning Commissioners endorsed a plan t...
- Waiting for a bus in downtown Vallejo could get sa...
- As businesses grow, so does revenue -- Vacaville r...
- Vallejo schools could end year with $7M extra - a ...
- Demand for larger apartments increase rent in Fair...
- Nut Tree developer, city of Vacaville retool agree...
- Planners OK Center For Dixon
- Funds Hike Could Help Truck Scales
- With Pest Gone, Grape Growers Rejoice
- Broadband To Bring More Jobs To Solano
- Fairfield balances on the edge as housing prices p...
- Benicians Meet To Find Slogan For City
- An Efficient Solano
- Iowa A Step Closer To Vallejo Berth
- City Staff Steers To County's Annual Transportatio...
- Farm Innovation: Walnut Waste Into Energy
- Travis AFB plans major housing redevelopment
- UC Berkeley, BP Finally Sign Contract For Research...
- Sutter Surgical Center Gets High Marks
- Free Meals For A Year Mark Opening Of Mexican Rest...
- Others Interested In Building Vacaville Hotel
- AMPORTS signs agreement with Toyota Logistics Serv...
- Mare Island Developer Marketing Town Center
- Sutter To Offer Advanced Cancer Treatment
- Brewery Honored
- As Businesses Grow, So Does Revenue
- Breakfast Scheduled
- Touro University California to build the nation's ...
- New Dealership Slated For Fairfield Auto Mall
- Sponsors Sought
- Trans Bay Steel Moving To Fairfield
- Solano Looks To Attract, Retain Firms
- Tasty Developments
- Olive Garden Returning To North Solano
- Mare Island developer marketing Town Center
- ▼ November (62)
- ► 2006 (662)
- ► 2005 (627)
- ► 2004 (125)