After two packed meetings and hours of public testimony, the Napa County Conservation, Development and Planning Commission voted 3 to 1 last night to extend the period for public comment on the draft environmental impact report for the proposed mixed-use development.
The public comment period was slated to close March 31, but will now be extended to the end of the business day May 2, according to county planning director Hilary Gitleman.
Although many Napa County residents spoke in favor of the project, which would add thousands of homes and a new school just south of Napa's city limit, there were also many voices raised against the proposal for the longtime industrial site.
Traffic congestion, soil contamination and water use topped the list of concerns for speakers opposed to the project, while many of those in favor emphasized the fact that housingat Napa Pipe would relieve development pressure on unincorporated areas of the county.
Napa Patch had reporters at both the morning and evening meetings Wednesday, and we'll be updating this story with public testimony, commissioner comments and lots of video throughout the day on Thursday.