Paul Petrovich has recently applied for an adjustment of the Development Agreement for Gateway Center, an expansion of allowed uses to include Neighborhood Commercial, a zoning category which has previously been disallowed because of direct conflict with Woodland’s downtown area and County Fair Mall.

If approved by Woodland Planning Commission at a public hearing on April 17, retail spaces of less than 4000 square feet would become available at Gateway Center, limited to 20% of the total retail space of this project.

Knowledgeable sources indicate that the owner of County Fair Mall, Raymond Arjmand, is livid with objection and contacted Woodland City Hall even prior to public notice being issued about this proposed modification of the Gateway Center Development Agreement.  Speculation has arisen that the leak of this information to Arjmand has resulted from its submission to The Daily Democrat for publication as a legal notice.

Yolo Sun will soon publish a detailed report about this matter.