In November of 2010, the owner/developers of Stonedene submitted a development proposal to the City of Fairfield that was virtually identical to the one they had submitted in 2006. This time the City approved the development.
The Stonedene Foundation and the Solano County Historical Society initiated lawsuits against the owner/developers and the City of Fairfield because due process was not followed and covenents set in place to protect the property were violated.
THE CURRENT PROPOSAL TO DEVELOP STONEDENE WAS RESCINDED IN ITS ENTIRETY AS OF FEBRUARY 2011. DEVELOPMENT OF THIS PRECIOUS HISTORICAL SITE HAS BEEN HALTED. FOR THE MOMENT.
The developer can still re-submit a development proposal for the property, but must do a full Environmental Impact Report prior to any physical changes to the property.
The filing of the lawsuit opposing development on the historic Samuel Martin site has been successful. The opposing parties, the owner/developers and the City of Fairfield, initiated and signed a settlement agreeing to all our terms.
The Stonedene Foundation would like to publically acknowledge Elissa DeCaro, President of the Solano County Historical Society, and Helena Oberlander, a concerned neighbor of Stonedene, for all their hard work. These two local residents spearheaded the effort with intelligence and passionate commitment, working tirelessly to stop this development threat.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has done an article concerning the development threat to Stonedene in its online journal. This organization is the most prestigious historical organization in the United States and has a national readership. Here's the link -
Please visit the Solano County Historical Society @ http://www.solcohs.org/ and look at the Save Historic Stonedene Page (lower right button), also check out Save Historic Stonedene on Facebook Elissa DeCaro of the Solano Historical Society @ firstname.lastname@example.org Helena Oberlander @ email@example.com
Elissa DeCaro of the Solano Historical Society @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Helena Oberlander @ email@example.com