Downtown Specific Plan and Connectivity Plan

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  The Downtown Specific Plan is underway!


Participate in polls and share your thoughts on our new community engagement site Let's Talk Vacaville!

Check out the Downtown Vacaville Retail Strategy to see what the prognosis is for Downtown businesses


Downtown Vacaville is the heart of our city and we need your help to make it stronger!

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Downtown Vacaville provides residents with ample opportunity for recreation, dining, activities, and the simple joy of wandering around smiling at your neighbors.  It is the heart of our community, and has been for a long time.  While it is fantastic as is, there is room for improvement! The city was recently awarded two grants to fund the creation of a Downtown Specific Plan which will guide development downtown into the near and distant future. How do you want to see Downtown change? How do you want it to stay the same? the most important voices in this process is the voice of the residents, get involved and be a part of shaping your town!




The goal of the initiative is to build on the existing charm of    downtown to make it even more of a community asset.  Part of this is increasing walkability; downtown is best experienced at a leisurely stroll.  The shops, dining opportunities and heritage buildings are easy to miss from a car, and perfect for a leisurely evening with friends and family.  What would add to your enjoyment of strolling through downtown? How can we make it easier for you to get downtown and explore downtown on foot and bike?

These are a few of the answers we need from you, the community, to realize the vision expressed by residents as we were writing our general plan.


Public participation in this process will begin early Spring of 2019. Keep checking back here for more information!   We need your help to make your city what you want it to be!


 What is the Downtown Connectivity & Streetscape Design Plan?merriment tree

The focus of the project is Downtown Vacaville and active transportation (pedestrian and bike) opportunities to better connect downtown with surrounding neighborhoods.  The project will utilize a community-driven effort to develop a plan for creating a vibrant, pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly, and green street environment for residents, businesses and visitors.  The plan will be developed through a robust public process that engages residents, property owners and other community stakeholders to generate ideas for both immediate improvements and future changes.  The focus will be on design methods and strategies to improve safety, access, and mobility for all modes of transportation including walking, bicycling, transit and motor vehicles.  The outcome will be a plan with detailed urban design recommendations for physical changes to the streets, sidewalks, alleys and intersections that support all users and which provide a well-designed urban streetscape.

We will be asking you for your ideas on how to improve our built environment.





Here is an example of the type of street design that can improve pedestrian and bike connectivity (note, the "after" image is not in Vacaville):            

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For more information or to get involved contact Fred Buderi at 707-449-5140