Rio Vista Army Base


The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has Posted the Delta Research Station Draft EIS/EIR at:

The following public meetings have also been scheduled by DWR:
                   Tues., December 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm at:
 D.H. White Elementary School, 500 Elm Way, Rio Vista, CA

                  Thurs., December 3, 2015 at 5:30 pm at:
Arnold Rue Community Center, 5758 Lorraine Avenue, Stockton, CA

All public comments are due to DWR by December 14, 2015, 5:00 pm.

In 2009, the City Council evaluated the feasibility of designating the Army Base as  Redevelopment Project Area.  In 2010, the City Council approved Project Area B, the Army Base, as a Redevelopment Area.  As a Redevelopment Area it is the goal of the City Council/Agency members to develop the site generating jobs, sales tax and revenues to the City.

Currently, the State Department of Water Resources, is planning on construction a 100,000 sq. ft. facility housing all its research office in Rio Vista.

Below is the Redvelopment Plan and corresponding resolutions.


The Army Base Land Use Plan

* Recreation facilities and marine uses

* Conference Center and Hotel site

* Uses encouraged to allow delta fish and wildlife study

* Overall site of greater than 28 acres to accommodate plans

* Over 1200 feet of water frontage on this rolling site

* Leads to Sandy Beach Park

* Adjacent to the Rio Vista Marina and restaurant


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The City of Rio Vista is currently part of a "Memorandum of Understanding" with the California Department of Water Resources for a 12 acre Science Center and with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for an 5 acre Fish Hatchery on this site.  Leaving over 11 acres for recreational purposes, hotels, conference center, boat docking, etc.

The Army Base, now vacant after serving for many years as an Army Reserve Center, was successfully acquired by the City of Rio Vista thanks to the cooperative efforts between the Federal Government, the Department of the U.S. Army, State of California and Rio Vista.

Most recently, the City designated the Army Base property as a Redevelopment Project Area.  The site, a suitable location for development, is blighted and in need of infastructure improvements.  Through the Redevelopment Project Area the goal is develop the site and reinvest any tax increment into the site.

On January 6, 2011, the City Council and Redvelopment Agency approved the final Program EIR for the Army Base. For a copy of the EIR please contact the City Managers office.