Koch Foods, one of Fairfield's largest businesses, recently began construction on a $45 million expansion that will add nearly 400 new jobs. Complete Details
The Western States Machine Company recently broke ground on a new $6.5 million headquarters facility on Commerce Center Drive in Fairfield. Complete Details
Kroger is planning a new fuel center in the Town Center area, at the southeast corner of Pleasant Avenue and Nilles Road. The site has contained two vacant retail structures since those businesses closed several years ago.
The City and Kroger collaborated in a lengthy design process in order to create a fuel facility that met the architectural character of the Town Center. Some key features include a small convenience store in lieu of Kroger’s standard kiosk, all brick structures, extensive landscaping, and a restricted right-in only entrance on Pleasant Avenue with a full service entrance on Nilles Road. In order to facilitate the right-in only off of Pleasant Avenue, Kroger purchased an access easement on City-owned property, thereby creating a safer turning movement into the site.
Demolition and site clearance is expected in March, with the new facility projected to be open by early Summer, 2013.
For a full color artist rendering of the the new facility, click here.
Newly built Huffman Park has already become a popular destination for many residents. Complete Details
First Highland Management & Development Company, owners of Fisher Park (formerly known as the G.M. Fisher Body Plant), have completed environmental remediation and demolition of the out buildings on the north side of the property. The out buildings included the bailer house, the boiler house, and the water tower. These structures have not been used since the G.M. plant closed, and they have been vacant and deteriorating for nearly 25 years. They contained asbestos and other minor environmental contaminants that were remediated. The City of Fairfield assisted the project with a $220,000 federal grant for removal of slum and blight. 20 acres of vacant industrial land is currently being marketed for new development.
|In early August, the old water tower at the site was demolished. Watch the video below:
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