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Preserve Napa- Stop Justin Siena's Plans for Big Box Stores!

Preserve Napa- Stop Justin Siena's Plans for Big Box Stores!
Preserve Napa- Stop Justin Siena's Plans for Big Box Stores!

It's official, Justin Siena has filed plans with the City of Napa to build a massive 78,000 square foot shopping center on Solano Avenue/Trower Avenue. Their plans call for constructing two big box stores including a huge hardware store (even though a Lowe's is only a few miles or less away) and a Sprouts grocery store (even though there are already at least 6 full service grocery stores within a mile or two of the school). This high traffic generating project is right next to a large residential neighborhood. There is no way that neighbors near the school could have foreseen when buying their homes that the school would agree to let an out of town developer tear up their sports fields to make way for a huge commercial development- the land is zoned quasi-public and was not intended for commercial use! The traffic nightmare and public safety concerns this project will bring to our neighborhood and Napa are very real. So please join with neighbors, residents and merchants by signing our petition to let the Napa City Council no that we deserve and want a better plan from Justin Siena- one that respects the residential character of the neighborhood.

Please sign the petition by clicking on this link: http://www.change.org/petitions/the-honorable-jill-techel-stop-justin-siena-s-plans-for-big-box-stores-and-traffic-gridlock-on-solano-avenue?utm_source=guides&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=petition_created

Also, visit our website at www.stopjustinsiena.com for more information or to get involved.

Elaine June 01, 2014 at 11:52 AM
I am so looking forward to having more options to shop in Napa. Home Depot is miserable to shop in.. And Orchard is expensive.. so grateful to have a Lowe's coming to Napa. Another grocery store.. considering the lines at most grocery stores I am glad for another option. Protests were loud and long about traffic when Trader Joes and Whole Foods came to Napa.. seems we survived that 'terrible crisis'.. nice when Peet's opened their store, too. The parking certainly has not deterred people from shopping at Bel Air. The outcome is more jobs, more options. good for Napa. The icing on the cake will be when Costco can open a store here. There does not seem to be much empathy for people just making ends meet and needing as many options for saving money as possible. And competition is always good. Home Depot is unkempt, some employees not helpful, and not exactly a well kept store. Maybe they will make an attempt to straighten up their act once Lowe's is here..
sam Parker June 02, 2014 at 06:59 PM
Wow Elaine, are you affiliated with Justin Siena by chance? If not, quite the pitch for the proposed OSH hardware store. I have yet to have met more than a handful of people who think that we need another hardware store and grocery store on Solano avenue as the area is already oversaturated with both. While yes, we have learned to live with the traffic and parking nightmare caused by the Bel Air center, why should we agree to make traffic and parking even worse with the building of an unnecessary, high traffic generating shopping center only 2 miles from several other grocery stores and hardware stores? Especially when there is no real benefit to doing so. The school's plans call for building a massive shopping center right next to an established residential neighborhood and in an area that was never intended for commercial use- hence the school's need for a general plan amendment and zoning change to approve the project. I agree that change can be good but not when there are more cons than pros as is clearly the case with Justin Siena's plans for our neighborhood.

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