Mare Island builders Southern Land Firm has halted plans to for a drive-in occasion collection on the island after what it says has been pushback from the neighborhood.
The corporate had introduced an occasion collection that includes motion pictures and concert events to “present leisure and pleasure for the neighborhood,” mentioned spokesperson Jordan Wilson. However now they’re pulling again.
“We heard some very robust oppositional emotions from a few of you,” he wrote in a launch. “Lots of the complaints have been primarily based upon the rushed announcement of the collection; we agree that it was certainly set forth on an inadequate time schedule to permit correct backwards and forwards with the residents who stay close by and all Mare Island stakeholders.”
The deliberate occasions have been an try to attract optimistic consideration to Southern Land, Wilson mentioned, and underscore what he says are the corporate’s “long-term efforts to revitalize” Vallejo.
Southern Land has been holding neighborhood boards for the reason that starting the yr which characteristic improvement and design specialists. They’re additionally an opportunity for the neighborhood to supply enter and sound-off on plans for North Mare Island.
Wilson has gotten some flak for asserting the conferences with little context. For instance, the final assembly was described as a “assembly with Alan Ward from Sasaki,” with no different details about who Ward is or what his firm does.
“Hello, it will be useful in case your assembly discover releases have been extra clearly outlined as to what this assembly was going to deal with,” a Vallejo resident wrote to the corporate. “Is it relating to housing, environmental points, transportation, beer ingesting, recreation…?”
Southern Land has additionally by no means posted a recording of the conferences for anybody who may need missed them.
Although all of the neighborhood conferences have been by way of the web, Southern Land is attempting one thing totally different on Thursday, Could 13, from 4 to 7 p.m., with an in-person open home within the yard of its workplace, 1195 Walnut Avenue. Masks and social distancing shall be required.
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“We hope to have an open and informative dialog about occasions we hope to carry sooner or later,” Wilson mentioned. “We would like your suggestions and to listen to what occasions you wish to see happen on Mare Island.”