The Napa Pipe site is located at 1025 Kaiser Road in unincorporated Napa County, about 3 miles south of downtown Napa, on the east side of the Napa River, and northwest of the intersection of State Routes 29 and 221. The owner of the 154 - acre property has proposed a high density residential neighborhood with open space, neighborhood-serving retail, restaurants and a hotel on the western portion of the site (about 63 acres), and a Costco on the eastern portion of the site.
On October 3, 2012, the Planning Commission held a public hearing to consider the related Environmental Impact Report (EIR), General Plan amendment, Water Supply Assessment, and rezoning request. At the close of the public hearing, the Commission recommended that the Board of Supervisors certify the Final EIR and take the actions that are now before the Board. Those actions would rezone the 63 acre parcel that lies between the Napa River and the railroad track for mixed use development, rezone 17.5 acres of the adjacent, inland parcel for development of a Costco store, and would leave the balance of the site zoned industrial. Construction of 202 dwelling units would be authorized “by right” on the portion of the 63 acre western parcel that is within Airport Compatibility Plan Zone E. Additional dwelling units, up to a maximum of 700- 945, and all other uses would require further approval actions. Development would be consistent with the County’s Growth Management System.
On January 14, 2013, the Board of Supervisors considered the Planning Commission's recommendations, closed the public hearing, certified the Final EIR, and continued their deliberations on remaining actions until May 14, 2013 to allow time for negotiations with the City of Napa. The Board also posed questions and comments regarding aspects of the project, including the possible use of groundwater.
In anticipation of continued public interest in the Napa Pipe project, on May 14th staff will request a continuance to May 21, 2013 when the Napa Valley Opera House will be available for the hearing. For an agenda and staff report, please consult the Agenda page of the County's website the week before the hearing.
Various documents related to this project are provided below. Many of these documents are large files. If you have difficulty downloading any of the documents listed, a CD of the information can be requested by visiting our public counter, or contacting Mr. Trippi directly (see below).
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