How is the Specific Plan addressing police and fire safety? Will police and fire response times be adequate in the Tech Park?

The Woodland Police Department will provide law enforcement services in the Plan Area. The Department currently services the community through a four police beat deployment model.  With the geographic expansion of the city as the General Plan Growth areas build out, up to two additional police beats are planned to be added to provide sufficient patrol resources and response times.  The existing Police Station and Administration building at Lincoln Avenue and 6th Street is sufficiently sized to provide Police service levels through build out of the Plan Area.  The Police Department also provides parking enforcement services for the community.  With the mixed use and denser nature of the project, the need for permit parking and time parking zones is likely.  In the event this occurs, use of new technologies will be utilized to reduce department resources needed for monitoring and enforcement.  

The project site is within the jurisdiction of the Woodland Fire Department which provides fire protection services and emergency medical services within the City and to unincorporated areas in the vicinity. The nearest station to the Plan Area is Station Three located at 1550 Springlake Court, on the east side of SR 113, approximately 2 miles north of the Plan Area. The City recently underwent an Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating review and improved to a level two rating.  ISO ratings range from 1-10 with one indicating excellent service and ten indicating minimal or no protection. ISO ratings assess a range of fire safety factors including; firefighting personnel, equipment, water infrastructure, and response times. The City staffs 3 fire stations, with a minimum of 13 personnel on duty per day.  This provides enough personnel to meet the National Fire Protection Association’s Standard 1910 for residential structure fire responses.  The City utilizes robust automatic aid agreements with neighboring jurisdictions to ensure sufficient firefighting personnel arrive at a fire in a commercial building.   The City has a maximum "first response" standard of four minutes, 90% of the time.  Currently, portions of the southeast area do not fall within this response time standard due to the distance been the current Fire Station 3 location, and the most southern areas of the Spring Lake development.  The City plans to relocate Fire Station Three to the former Willow Spring Elementary school site, which is located at the northwest corner of Bourn Drive and Gibson Road.  The future Fire Station Three, which will continue to serve the Plan Area, will be located approximately one-half mile north of the Plan Area,  and will ensure that the southeast area, including the Tech Park, would fall within the four minute response time standard.

Additionally, Yolo County maintains an agreement with American Medical Response (AMR) to provide advanced life support (ALS) transport services to the entire County, including the City of Woodland and the Plan Area.  AMR maintains a response time standard of 8 minutes, 90% of the time for any incorporated area within the County.

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1. What are the required project approvals/entitlements, timeline, and process going forward? When can I provide comments?
2. When will the Draft Environmental Impact Report and technical studies be released? When can I comment on this document?
3. When will the Technology Park start construction? What is the anticipated timeline for plan area build out?
4. What are the prospective anchor tenants in the Technology Park? Is there still a need for this type of facility given the “new normal” of working remotely?
5. Will local independent businesses be given priority in locating in the Technology Park? Will the city allocate funds for startup businesses in the plan area?
6. Is the City working with Woodland Community College to focus on long-term workforce development initiatives that will support efforts to train Woodland residents to be competitive for jobs that will
7. Will UC Davis be a development partner, like with Aggie Square in Sacramento?
8. How will the Village Center be developed?
9. What businesses and uses are permitted in the Specific Plan area? Will there be a market or medical clinics, such as an urgent care clinic?
10. When will design of the 11-acre linear park take place? Will there be an opportunity for community input?
11. How wide will the greenbelt be?
12. On the circulation map (Chapter 4, Exhibit 4-2), there is an arrow indicating a future Woodland-Davis bikeway. What is that and when is it planned?
13. How is it ensured that the Tech Park builds out the way it is envisioned today?
14. How much will it cost to build out the project? How is it being funded?
15. Will the housing component have Mello-Roos?
16. How will the Technology Park project impact property taxes in Spring Lake? Will residents in the Technology Park plan area pay the same special tax to the City of Woodland as that paid by residents
17. Has there been any analysis on the potential effect on home/property values in Spring Lake?
18. Will Spring Lake parks be completed before the Technology Park begins construction?
19. Will commercial development in the Technology Park keep pace with residential development? How will this be guaranteed?
20. Will the Specific Plan accommodate a new public elementary school? Where would a school be located and how would it be paid for? How will infrastructure be provided?
21. How does the Specific Plan address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and sustainability? Specifically what features will the plan area incorporate to meet the City’s Climate Action Plan goals and GHG
22. How will the existing agricultural uses be impacted by the project and what is the required mitigation to offset those impacts?
23. Is the processing of marijuana allowed in the Specific Plan area? Are their requirements for odor control?
24. Is the applicant team working with the Woodland Tree Foundation for plan area tree planting and placement?
25. Are apartments or “high density” housing included in the Plan Area and where will it be located?
26. What is the plan to make sure that diversity is maintained and to ensure neighborhoods are not designed only for elites and wealthy?
27. How is affordable housing addressed?
28. How is the Specific Plan addressing police and fire safety? Will police and fire response times be adequate in the Tech Park?
29. Will there be a new cell tower given the increased population in this location?
30. Will the project include Public Art?
31. How is parking addressed throughout the Specific Plan area, in the commercial/Technology Park and residential areas? How and where will visitor/public parking be accommodated? Will there be elect
32. Have traffic impacts to Spring Lake been analyzed? How will traffic impacts be addressed?
33. When will CR 25A be completed?
34. Will there be transit options in the Specific Plan, specifically connecting the plan area to UC Davis/City of Davis Amtrak?
35. Why is the South Regional Pond footprint split roughly 50% within the Specific Plan area and 50% outside the Urban Limit Line south of CR 25A?