The Coastal Post - September, 1996

Stop The Cineplex In Fairfax

BY RICKY KELLAR

A plan for a multi-screen cinema, or "cineplex," to be located in FairAnselm Plaza in Fairfax has been proposed by David Corkill, Petaluma realtor and owner of over thirty commercial movie screens in Marin and Sonoma Counties. Should he proposed project ever be realized, Fairfax will begin to lose its own special qualities that its residents currently enjoy and will effectively be atered from what is now a resident-serving community to become a visitor-serving community.

On August 15, the Fairfax Planning Commissio rejeted Mr. Corkill's traffic study and has recommended to the Fairfax Town Council that Mr. Corkill submit a focused environental impact report whould he wish to proceed with his proposal. The Farfax Town Council will consider Mr. Corkill's proposal on Monday, September 9 at 8 p.m. at the Fairfax Women's Club. Due to an anticipated large turnout, the meeting may be moved to the Fairfax Pavilion. Over 2,000 signatures have already been gathered in opposition to the cineplex. This piece serves to explain why this projet must be stopped.

Scenario

Picture this scenario in the summertime:

Cars are backed up on Center Boulevard for the seven o'clock movies (while some Fairfaxians just want to get home) as drivers try to negotiate, while being blinded by the early evening sun directly hitting their filmy windshields, more than a hundred? (two hundred? three hundred?...) movie-goers who are crossing the street from Lucky Market parking lot