Justin Siena High school administrators and a Minneapolis based developer are moving forward with plans to build a 78,000 square foot commercial shopping center on narrow Solano Avenue- the gateway to Napa. The school wants to tear up their sports fields and rezone the land which is in an established residential neighborhood from quasi-public and rural use to high traffic generating commercial use.
The only reason the school has given so far to justify forcing all of the negative impacts this project will have on our neighborhood is that they need to raise partial scholarships for a 150 or so students...? Why don't they just hold a fundraiser like they did for the $2 million they raised for their sports fields from their primarily wealthy alumni rather than force an unwanted shopping center on a residential neighborhood? Clearly they want the money for something else.
We are not going to stand by and let them impose this project on our community or decrease our property values due to increased traffic and public safety concerns without a fight.
Please visit www.stopjustinsiena.com to sign a petition to the Napa city council and learn more about this important issue. Thank you.