Two Property Owners Sign Letters of Intent to Sell Property to Morning View

The City of Dixon can't say which pieces of property were sold.


Patch has learned that two parties have agreed to terms and conditions and signed letters of intent to sell their property to Morning View, LLC.

Morning View has plans to build a $2.8 billion film studio in Dixon. Read about it here. 

The property owners also signed non-disclosure agreements, according to City Manager Jim Lindley. He said the city can't specify which of the property owners signed the letters of intent. 

"It's something developers do when they're negotiating with several different property owners," Lindley said of the non-disclosure agreement.

The two pieces of property purchased make up less than the 300 acres needed to begin construction of the studio project.

"[Morning View is] looking to get another piece of property to get over that 300 acre threshold," said Lindley. 

What do you think of this news? 

Rick February 08, 2013 at 07:57 PM
I am all for additional, more diverse jobs in Dixon and will welcome new home buyers and folks to spend their money here. But I want to address Jr's comment "that is why Solano county as always been known as a bedroom Community no jobs that pay cost of living so we must Commute." This is simply not true. Solano county is home to good paying careers in biotech, manufacturing, refineries, and healthcare. Solano Community College offers a good biotechnology program. My commute is 10 minutes. More jobs leads to more money in the community to be spent at stores, restaurants, hotels, car dealerships, etc.
Gary Erwin February 08, 2013 at 08:41 PM
Thank you Catherine, Rick and all of the other positive commenter’s. The negative comments must be addressed so that they do not become an overwhelming theme. Several other studio projects have not been built in the past because the common public opinion was negative. I know Dixon and I have felt from the very beginning of this drive that our town was the right town for the project. I will also note that if for some reason it is not built here, it will be built somewhere else. Dixon will prove to be the perfect fit. One of the past negative posters was a real estate agent from a town that tried to get this project. This person was tearing at the reputation of the project and its leaders who could not react to the comments. If we allow people like this to comment unchecked then it is possible that it could affect the progress of the project. To address the question of a living wage, yes they will pay a living wage. I’m not going to get into the dollars and cents because contracts are yet to be signed. The industry pays well and I would not worry about this point. The other reason I was not clear was because I am not sure of that persons craft/trade or experience, all of which will be used to determine pay scale.
Joshua Middlehaven February 08, 2013 at 09:07 PM
We still do not know what kind of movies will be made here. Action, adventure, documentary, porn, animation? Lets hope it is not something that will be an embarrassment to Dixon.
Gary Erwin February 08, 2013 at 09:47 PM
Hello Joshua, The Studios will be used by some 30 or more Entertainment Producers/Directors. We should see Television, Motion Pictures, Drama, Action, Science Fiction, Documentaries, list goes on, being produced in the Stuidos. Morning View has been very clear that this is not a “porn” studio and they have stated this several times.
Gary Erwin February 11, 2013 at 04:03 PM
Let us all hope that the Land Owners needed to move this forward are ready to sign. I can see that a few people live out there. I understand that this decision must be difficult. I'd look at it from the perspective that...you knew that someday your land was going to be developed. Instead of just becoming more houses your land will be hosting thousands of jobs, adding to the economic vitality of our area for many years to come. This is a unique opportunity that you will directly have a hand in helping to create. Wishing the best of luck to all….


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