The bay area town of Fairfield has just taken time out of its busy schedule to crow about how it’s growing like gangbusters while the rest of California is “still facing sluggish growth.”
Harsh. Deets below.
Enjoy your Mercedes Benzeses, Fairfield:
“FAIRFIELD, Calif., Nov. 15, 2010 — While many California cities are still facing sluggish growth, the San Francisco Bay Area city of Fairfield, California is experiencing an increase in construction and economic development activity.
Automotive group, Price-Simms, began construction in early October on a new 40,000-square foot Mercedes Benz dealership at Fairfield’s 31-acre auto mall. The dealership, which will have excellent freeway visibility from Interstate 80, will seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Green elements planned for the building include solar panels, energy-efficient lighting, and low water use. The location of the dealership allows it to serve several counties including Solano, Contra Costa, Napa, Sonoma, and Yolo. Construction is expected to be completed in August 2011. The general contractor, J.R. Roberts Deacon of Citrus Heights, California, has an extensive portfolio of auto dealership construction projects.”
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The Ford dealership, which opened in October at the auto mall, is also owned by Price-Simms. The dealership includes a service center with repair and maintenance and adds 100 jobs.
Construction is expected to start spring 2011 on a new 139,000-square foot Lowe’s in Fairfield. Escrow closed in October on the 11.04 acres at North Texas Street and Manuel Campos Parkway. In addition, a new 200,000-square foot Walmart Supercenter opened at the corner of North Texas Street and Atlantic Avenue. Walmart hosted its grand opening November 3, 2010.
“We continue to have strong economic development growth in our commercial and retail sectors,” says Fairfield City Manager Sean Quinn. “We are a business-friendly community with available land, approved business parks, and the infrastructure to help you house, build, and grow your company.”
In other business news, Frank-Lin Distiller Products Ltd., has completed construction on a $34 million, 288,000-square foot building on 15 acres in the Tolenas Industrial Park. Financing for the project included $1.4 million in Recovery Zone Facility Bonds. The California Enterprise Development Authority (CEDA) applied on behalf of Frank-Lin for an additional $20 million, which was awarded to the business from the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee (CDLAC). Frank-Lin Distillers is a family and employee-owned bottling company that produces and distributes more than 2,000 distilled spirit, wine, and beer products. It moved to Fairfield from San Jose, California where it had been located since 1966. The facility will open for production in January 2011.
About Fairfield, California
Fairfield, California is a growing community with commercial and residential development opportunities. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, at the midpoint between San Francisco and Sacramento on Interstate 80, Fairfield is an ideal location for growing businesses. The city is 20 miles north of Concord, 38 miles northwest of Oakland and 14 miles southeast of the Napa Valley.
Fairfield’s business benefits include: a skilled workforce with more than 1.1 million workers available within a 30-mile radius; two state-of-the-art water treatment plants offering extensive water and sewer capacity, critical for the biotech, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries; sophisticated city supportive of new development and a streamlined building approval process. For additional information visit: http://www.fairfield.ca.gov.