How is the Specific Plan being funded?
The total contract cost for the Fountain Valley Crossings Specific Plan is $621,129. This price includes time and materials for four specialized consultant teams over a 2-year project term. Tasks include conducting community meetings and outreach, gathering extensive background research and data, developing the draft Specific Plan, preparing a Program Environmental Impact Report, presenting at public hearings and finalizing the Specific Plan.

There is no general fund spending involved in this project. Funding sources for the project include former Redevelopment Agency unused bond revenue and a grant from the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). The bond revenue is money that can only be spent on projects such as this Specific Plan and cannot be used for general fund spending (i.e. police, fire, and administration operations). The grant obtained from SCAG is funding that is awarded to communities that pursue plans and projects that coordinate land use and transportation actions, demonstrate excellence in planning and design, and improve mobility, livability, and prosperity of the region.

The City of Fountain Valley is not funding any land acquisition or offering construction incentives related to the FV Crossings Specific Plan. The only funds being expended through the City are related to the above noted planning consulting teams.

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1. What is the Fountain Valley Crossings Specific Plan Project?
2. Will the roadways around the FV Crossings Specific Plan area be impacted by additional traffic if the limited amount of new land uses such as retail and residential are eventually added to the area?
3. Will the Fountain Valley Crossings Specific Plan introduce “Bella Terra style” housing density to the area?
4. Why has the City embarked on the process of creating a proposed FV Crossings Specific Plan?
5. Doesn’t the City value the current businesses in the proposed FV Crossings Specific Plan area?
6. Is it true there will be 700 residential units allowed in the proposed Specific Plan area?
7. Will 20% of the housing units in the proposed Specific Plan area be required to be low income units?
8. What is the impact of the proposed Specific Plan on the City’s budget?
9. Has the City performed any financial analysis of the impacts that the zoning changes would have on the City’s tax revenue if the Fountain Valley Crossings Specific Plan is approved?
10. How is the Specific Plan being funded?
11. Will parking, water supply and demand, sewer capacity, school district capacity be considered?
12. Does the City believe that the Specific Plan will cause changes to occur in the district?
13. Can the City use eminent domain?
14. I understand that there are advantages for property owners if the proposed Specific Plan is adopted, what are the advantages for current residents?
15. Will the Clear Channel Outdoor Electronic Message Center Sign that was proposed on the City’s water tank property be approved as part of the proposed FV Crossings Specific Plan?
16. Height is a concern for future buildings within the proposed FV Crossings Specific Plan area. How will these concerns be accommodated?
17. How will open space be addressed and provided in any new development?
18. How will the City ensure the quality of future projects that may be constructed or rehabilitated?
19. What are form-based codes?
20. How many other cities have form-based codes in place?