City of Benicia Consultants guiding us to accept housing plan in Seeno property
By Larnie Fox, April 20, 2020
Good Morning all ~
Bodil and I went to the North Study Area (Seeno) “Community Open House” last night at Northgate Church. There is a Zoom equivalent tonight that you may want to attend:
Online Community Open House
April 20, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
I have to say it was less of an “open house” and more of a consultant-led workshop ~ the consultant leading us towards agreeing to build housing up there.
The elephant in the room was Seeno’s dismal record of not fulfilling promises and constant litigation. The Benindy has an excellent archive HERE.
To make anything happen there, we will have to amend the General Plan. Personally, I like the plan the way it is: the area is currently zoned for light industrial use with a little bit of commercial use on the Eastern end.
What I don’t want to see up there is more automobile-centric suburban sprawl ~ but it feels like that is where we are headed.
- Seeno / North Area Study – Stakeholder Seat at the Table, March 23, 2023
SEENO stories on the Benicia Independent (36 stories, going back to 2016).
- City of Benicia Open House on Nov 29, 2022 – What’s the Future of Benicia’s North Side?
- Benicia Green Gateway (citizen study of 2008, archive)
CITY OF BENICIA
For current information from the City of Benicia, check out their North Study Area web page, https://www.ci.benicia.ca.us/northstudyarea: