One Lake Residential Development Project
One Lake Residential | Fairfield, CA
LSA helps our residential developer clients navigate their projects through California’s challenging environmental regulatory approval process. We also help our clients address California’s critical housing needs by assisting them with new large-scale transit-oriented communities. The One Lake Residential Development Project in Fairfield, is a prime example of this.
The One Lake Project is a large master-planned community featuring 2,200 new homes that will help meet the goals of the City of Fairfield’s transit-oriented Fairfield Train Station Specific Plan. The project is situated along the Amtrak Capitol Corridor, which will allow easy non-vehicular commuting to employment centers in both the Bay Area and Sacramento. It also features more than 1,850 acres of protected conservation lands providing wetland and upland habitat for multiple endangered and threatened species including California tiger salamander, vernal pool fairy shrimp, Swainson’s hawk, and Contra Costa goldfields.
LSA helped our client, Canon Station LLC, design the One Lake Project to avoid and minimize impacts to vernal pool wetlands and listed species while maintaining an economically viable and highly marketable project plan. With LSA’s support, the client obtained all the required regional, State, and federal wetland permits for the project, including U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife endangered species approvals. LSA designed, obtained agency approval, and oversaw implementation of an ambitious wetland and endangered species mitigation plan that restored 21 acres of degraded vernal pools and created more than 25 acres of new vernal pools including multiple new California tiger salamander breeding ponds. LSA construction monitoring specialists ensured that project construction work complied with all environmental permits, working closely with our client’s contractors on a daily basis to avoid problems before they arose.
Canon Station and LSA’s conservation efforts to protect California tiger salamander on the project site were recognized by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in its recent Saving Species video. To view the video, visit here.