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City on path for advisory votes on innovation parks

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From page A1 | July 03, 2014 |

Davis residents may have a voice in determining the fate of the local economy.

The City Council moved Tuesday toward placing advisory measures on the November ballot for any of three potential developments, plus a fourth vote to determine what might be done with 25 acres of city-owned property near the Mace Boulevard curve.

The council action follows the submission of documents answering the city’s request for expressions of interest, a stage in an at least a two-year-long process of analyzing the innovation center concept, potential sites around Davis and the possible benefits of innovation centers on the economy of Davis.

Three different teams submitted plans last week, according to a city staff report.

One is for the potential Mace 200 proposal, a 185- to 230-acre site located around 26295 Mace Blvd. promoted by Ramco Enterprises, The Buzz Oates Group of Companies and Barbara Bruner.

The second is a submittal for the Davis Innovation Center, a T-shaped 207-acre site abutting Sutter Davis Hospital in West Davis, by Hines and SKK Developments.

The third is a yet-to-be-named 200-acre concept at Davis Ranch, submitted by Capital Corridor Ventures and AKT Investments Inc. In that proposal, the family of Angelo Tsakopoulos would donate 200 acres to the city of Davis for the purposes of developing an innovation center. The land is east of El Macero and south of Interstate 80.

The council action came on the heels of a request at Tuesday’s City Council meeting from developer Dan Ramos of Ramco Enterprises on behalf of Tyler Schilling, president of FMC Schilling Robotics, to have an advisory vote before a more expensive and time-consuming Measure R vote, so that a positive response could embolden Schilling to stay in Davis.

Three council motions passed unanimously. One motion tasked city staff to go to each of the developers and come back at the July 15 City Council meeting with ballot language and financial commitments to pay for an advisory measure for any of them that wished to participate.

Another motion added the city’s parcel to the mix, provided there was an outside financial backer.

A third motion, set out by Mayor Pro Tem Robb Davis, is similar to the first and would do what the first does, but also signal that the city would reaffirm its commitment to business.

— Reach Dave Ryan at dryan@davisenterprise.net or 530-747-8057. Follow him on Twitter at @davewritesnews

 

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