Mare Island’s historic waterfront was used for the new Transformer’s movie Bumblebee. The late night explosions and helicopters were exciting to witness in our backyard. From Paramount Pictures–Every adventure has a beginning. Watch the official teaser trailer for Bumblebee, starring Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena. Directed by Travis Knight. #BumblebeeMovie hits theaters this Christmas.
Founder of Oren Swift wine, owner of Savage & Cooke Distillery, and one of the majority shareholders of Nimitz Group, Dave Phinney, shared personal sentiments and the Group’s vision with a touching message about his desires for legacy of the project. Mr. Phinney, during his presentation, shared about the immediate acceptance and cooperation of the City citing his excitement for the “‘relationship…when you have a cooperative city government and when capitol is not an issue, the barriers to development disappear, and that’s what we have…its infectious at least for us as a company.” A touching message followed as he shared his 20-year vision. “The outpouring of support and positivity, I have never experienced anything like that and as you can tell I take it very personally. I now feel like we are a part of this community…I want to protect it as best I can and be part of a greater movement that I see happening in Vallejo and Mare Island.”
“Dave Phinney and Nimitz Group have a plan that is exciting, forward-thinking and high-end,” said Mayor Bob Sampayan. “This vision is something Vallejo has been clamoring for since North Mare Island opened for development several years ago. Their plan of diversifying the types of businesses they propose are in themselves job producers and revenue generators. I am very excited that the City Council unanimously approved the plan to partner with the Nimitz Group. This is an exciting time for Vallejo!”
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On May 15, the Vallejo City Council will consider selecting a proposal from among eight submissions for the development of 157 acres on the North Mare Island waterfront.
Based on the evaluations, City staff will be recommending to the City Council, during a special meeting on May 15, proceed with engaging the Nimitz Group to enter into an Exclusive Negotiating Rights Agreement.
The Nimitz Group is made up of Dave Phinney, a principal with Savage and Cooke distillery currently located on Mare Island, and Gaylon Lawrence Jr.
“I am enthusiastic about the response to our RFQ and motivated to make a decision that will continue to move this community forward. The level of commitment to invest in Vallejo is both incredible and humbling.”, said Vallejo Mayor Bob Sampayan.
Link to City Agenda with proposals (Nimitz Group begins on page 19): http://www.ci.vallejo.ca.us/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=12942808#page=1