Napa County has completed a draft environmental impact report (DEIR) analyzing the potential environmental impacts of the County Jail Project, which includes acquiring property and constructing a new jail on approximately 15 to 20 acres in unincorporated Napa County.
The new jail would be designed with an initial capacity of 366 beds, but would include core support facilities designed to accommodate expansion up to 526 beds in the event the County needs to add bed capacity at some point in the future. Ancillary facilities would include a storage and maintenance unit, administrative offices, food services, laundry, medical and mental health units, programming rooms, visiting areas, and inmate intake and release. Additionally, a staff-secure facility would be constructed to house 50 to 100 additional inmates, and would serve as a transitional step for inmates moving back to the community. The existing jail, located in downtown Napa, would remain in use as a day-holding facility for pre-trial inmates with Court appointments, and would also continue to accommodate County offices and meeting space.
Construction will be phased, beginning with the construction of 366 beds and the staff-secure facility. The construction schedule is contingent upon funding for property acquisition and construction. Additional phasing to construct the additional 160 beds is unknown and unforeseeable at this time.
The existing jail, located in downtown Napa, would remain in use as a day-holding facility for pre-trial inmates with Court appointments, and would also continue to accommodate County offices and meeting space. The project would re-designate the site from “Study Area” to “Public institution” in the County General Plan.
The public comment period for the DEIR begins on August 16 and closes on September 30, 2013. Please submit written comments on the DEIR by 5:00 PM on September 30, 2013 to:
Napa County Planning, Building, and Environmental Services Department1195 Third Street, 2nd FloorNapa, CA 94559 Attention: Brian Bordona, Supervising Planner Telephone: (707) 259-5935 Fax: (707) 299-4028Email: email@example.com
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 Brian Bordona directly (see below).
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