An open, informal meeting has been set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Shelter Creek condominiums clubhouse, 3641 Valle Verde Drive, north of Trancas Street and east of Queen of the Valley Medical Center to discuss possible negative issues resulting in the building of a low-income apartment complex at the end of Valle Verde Drive.
The complex, which is expected to be completed within the next year, has already seen opposition. Neighbors adjacent to the proposed housing development have filed a civil lawsuit, which will also be on the agenda for discussion.
The lawsuit lists several negative issues, should the project go forward as planned. The concerns include, traffic, parking, noise pollution and environmental impacts since the new apartments will parallel Salvador Creek.
The construction of the complex has been approved by the Napa City Planning Commission and the city council, but the lawsuit has not been settled.
The project features a new three-story building with 24 low-income apartments that have up to three bedrooms and 119 parking spaces. The new complex includes gutting and remodeling the long-time vacant Sunrise assisted living facility at Valle Verde Drive and Firefly Lane and building 33 units.
The plans call for taking the north end of Valle Verde Drive, which is now a dead end street, and converting into covered parking spaces.