Imagine Scenarios for Vallejo’s Future, Today

Vallejoans came together last year to create a set of Guiding Principles for Propel Vallejo, the important ongoing effort to update the City’s General Plan and Zoning Code. Now, community members are invited to join in a more detailed conversation about the future—one that will result in three different possible future scenarios for change in the city.

Each scenario will portray a different approach for addressing Vallejo’s key challenges and making the most of its exciting opportunities. Later this year, the community will weigh in on the best elements of each of these options to include in a Preferred Scenario that will become the basis for the updated General Plan and Zoning Code.

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The scenarios focus on eight Opportunity Areas (shown at left). These are parts of the city where significant physical change is foreseeable and where that change can have the most positive impact on sense of place and catalyze economic development, with benefits for social equity and the environment. Vallejoans are being asked to imagine what change in the Opportunity Areas could look like and to share their ideas at a series of four community workshops in the coming weeks.

To allow time for detailed discussion, the four workshops will be grouped into two sets. One set of workshops in February will focus on the southern/western Opportunity Areas, while a second set in March will focus on the northern/eastern Opportunity Areas.

WORKSHOP SET 1
(Southern/Western Opportunity Areas)
WORKSHOP SET 2
(Northern/Eastern Opportunity Areas)
Thursday – February 26, 2015
6:00PM to 8:30PM

Florence Douglas Senior Center
333 Amador Street
Thursday – March 5, 2015
6:00PM to 8:30PM

Elmer Cave Elementary School
770 Tregaskis Ave
Saturday – February 28, 2015
10:00AM to 12:30PM

Norman King Community Center
545 Magazine Street
Saturday – March 7, 2015
10:00AM to 12:30PM

Solano Community College Vallejo Center
545 Columbus Parkway

Community members can also participate online or via smartphone. The City’s Open City Hall forum will feature a map-based activity that lets people contribute their ideas, and the project website features an Idea Wall discussion forum.

Anyone can also use the Propel Vallejo smartphone app to share photos and comments. Click here to install the app on your smartphone.

Please note that other areas of Vallejo that may experience significant physical change over the next decades include Mare Island and Sonoma Blvd between Redwood Street and Curtola Parkway, which are subject to recent Specific Plans and are not the focus of this General Plan update exercise.

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