A Brownfield is developed real property which may or may not be contaminated or environmentally impacted from prior use. These unknown conditions raise questions standing in the way of the property’s sale or redevelopment, which reduce its value and require investigation and assessment. Examples of Brownfields include former industrial sites, gas stations, dry cleaners, fuel and chemical depots and any other property that used or contained hazardous materials or petroleum. Brownfields also include properties affected by contamination migrating from a neighboring or nearby property. Brownfields may not be contaminated in reality, but suspicion creates stigma that impairs the property’s potential.
A Greyfield is developed real property suffering from excess vacancy, prolonged idleness, blight, use failure or even total abandonment—but also possessing (potentially) reusable infrastructure, such as parking lots, utility hookups, or structures. Examples of Greyfields include obsolete retail and commercial properties and abandoned office complexes, as well as mothballed, decommissioned and legacy industrial facilities. Similar to Brownfields, Greyfields may be blighted or in substantial disrepair, but unlike Brownfields they have no known or suspected environmental contamination of any significance.
A greenfield is undeveloped real estate with no previous use. Many also consider a property only used for light agricultural purposes to be a greenfield. An undeveloped property may yet have environmental contamination—if, for example, it is adjacent to a property that is leaking hazardous substances across the property boundary—but such a property would not be considered a greenfield and would be better classified as a Brownfield (or possibly a Redfield).
A Redfield is real property with known environmental contaminants or conditions that the owner, the government or a reliable third party have determined is in need of remediation as a prerequisite to future development—to mitigate potential human health risks or to comply with environmental laws. Many Redfields are already subject to government regulatory orders or enrolled in voluntary cleanup programs. Unlike a Brownfield, there can be no doubt about whether a Redfield is contaminated. A Redfield is affirmatively known to be contaminated and will likely require active remediation in its redevelopment. Contaminated property could fit into the definition of Brownfield; however, selecting Redfield as the primary statussignals the marketplace that real estate reuse requires corrective action and such remediation is sought.
|A property with productive use as the primary status is predominately in use at the present time. Properties in productive use may have current tenants generating rents or the owner may be operating the property for their own use. If only a small portion of the property is currently in use, then the lister may select productive use as a secondary condition and would choose a more appropriate primary status.|
If the property status has not been determined or is unknown by the lister, it may be selected as "undetermined."
A Bluefield possesses water resources itself or has access to a navigable body of water such as a river, sea or ocean—either directly or via canal or port.
NORTH MARE ISLAND RFQ
City of Vallejo
Railroad Ave, Vallejo, CA 94592
Created On: 12/28/2017 | Last Modified: 12/28/2017
North Mare Island RFQ
Property/Project size (acres):
Structures on site:
Commercial/industrial waterfront development w/1.2M sq. ft. approved Specific Plan, ferry service to San Francisco on 5 parcels remediated by the Navy to meet commercial/industrial cleanup standards. RFQ open until March 30, 2018 at 3:00 PM (PDT).
Expanded Data - Diligence Prospectus
Market (1 report(s) available)
Thirty miles north of San Francisco, the City of Vallejo enjoys the best of what California offers: an affordable, transit-based live-work environment in the heart of the San Francisco Bay. Vallejo is at the center of the Northern California Economic Mega Region, linking the Bay Area and Northern California’s talent, connectivity, transportation and recreational resources. Vallejo’s deep maritime roots and 150-year history of attracting workers from around the world have made it the nation’s most diverse city. Vallejo’s quality of life provides affordable living, waterfront property along the San Francisco Bay, and superb weather that even Mark Twain wouldn’t disparage. North Mare Island offers a unique opportunity with land use approvals already in place: Island Waterfront Property in the San Francisco Bay Mare Island sits at the confluence of the Napa River and the San Francisco Bay, adjacent to Downtown Vallejo. The island is accessible from three points via road and state highway, water taxis across the river to Downtown Vallejo, direct ferry service to San Francisco, and existing rail infrastructure. Mare Island is the only available land-use approved island (CEQA certified) in the San Francisco Bay The NMI site consists of approximately 157 acres, bounded by Highway 37 on the north; G Street and the Causeway on the south; Azuar Street on the west; and Napa River on the east. The NMI site is subject to the land use regulations contained in the Specific Plan and is approved for development of 1,222,000 square feet of commercial mixed uses (light industrial, warehouse, office, retail) and 16,000 square feet of educational/civic space. An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) have been certified based on 1.2 million square feet of development. The City is amenable to development beyond these thresholds if the City’s objectives for this site are achieved; however, additional environmental review and approvals may be required, at proposer’s expense.
Tax & Title
Tax and Title summary:
NMI contains five distinct parcels. The City owns four parcels, totaling 125.3 acres. The federal government owns one parcel, totaling 31.8 acres, which is anticipated to be transferred to the City by 2018 in line with schedules for proposed new development.
Geotechnical conditions at NMI will affect the cost of development. Earth materials encountered during subsurface explorations consist of fill and San Francisco Bay mud. The depth of the fill and Bay mud varies, with the land toward the intersection of G Street and Azuar being the most suitable for immediate construction, and the depth of fill increasing to the north and east. The geotechnical assessments are available on the RFQ website. In some areas of NMI, soils can be surcharged to stabilize the fill; in other areas, pile foundations are likely required.
Facilities and Grounds
Facilities and Grounds summary:
The majority of the existing NMI structures are in disrepair and will require demolition. The NMI site requires a significant infrastructure investment. Infrastructure conditions are presented in the Infrastructure Master Plan in Appendix A of the Specific Plan. Various infrastructure plans and cost estimates have been prepared in the past and will be provided on the RFQ website.
Environmental Conditions summary:
The City-owned parcels were remediated by the Navy to meet commercial/industrial cleanup standards. The remaining federal property cleanup is substantially complete, and the City anticipates transfer in 2018.