Napa Pipe Returns to Planning Commission

Today's hearing at Copia is open to the public as the Napa County Planning Commission considers proposed changes to the controversial Napa Pipe mixed-use project.

This afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m., the Napa County Planning Commission holds a special meeting to consider the latest proposal from Napa Redevelopment Partners for the 154-acre Napa Pipe property just outside Napa city limits.

The proposed development at the former industrial site has been controversial since it was first outlined more than four years ago as a mix of housing and business with thousands of dwelling units.

The project has been downsized repeatedly over the years and the developers are now proposing 700 to 945 townhomes and apartments with a 154,000-square-foot Costco store.

The object of this afternoon's meeting is to review the project's environmental impact report, approval of which is required for development to move forward.

The meeting is open to the public and takes place at the auditorium inside Copia at 500 First St. beginning at 1 p.m. It will also be video-streamed on the county website, where you can find the agenda as well.

Supporting documents from the agenda packet are attached to this article.

Click the "Keep me posted" button below for automatic updates on this afternoon's meeting and all things Napa Pipe.

For more about the Napa Pipe development, including Michael Haley's traffic analysis and links to other reporting, please see our Napa Pipe topic page at napavalley.patch.com/topics/Napa-Pipe. Articles include:

  • County Holds Hearings on Napa Pipe
  • Comment Period Extended on Napa Pipe Report
  • Luce “Happy" to Keep Napa Pipe Industrial
  • New Napa Pipe Hearings Set
  • Where Do You Stand on Napa Pipe?
  • How Big Should Napa Pipe Be?
  • Was Law Broken at Napa Pipe Meeting?
  • Many Voices Expected at Napa Pipe Hearing
  • Napa Pipe Vote Postponed
  • Napa Pipe Plan Divides County Planners
  • Napa Pipe Hearings Canceled as Developers Revise Proposal

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Marsha Dorgan October 03, 2012 at 02:51 PM
How many times do Napans have to say no?
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) October 03, 2012 at 08:19 PM
The meeting is underway with about 125 people here so far. It's scheduled to go till 5 p.m. but can resume after a dinner break if it goes long. You can watch it live on the county website at the link in this article.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) October 03, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Fewer than 100 people left in the room; almost 30 have spoken so far, the majority in favor of the proposal, and a petition said to have been signed by 800 people has just been presented to the planning commission by Latinos Unidos in support of Napa Pipe.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) October 03, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Only about 50 of us remain; planning directory Hillary Gitelman is responding to the public comments and questions.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) October 04, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Planning commissioners Heather Phillips and Mark Pope remain opposed to certifying the environmental impact report. Looks like another split decision coming, as commissioner Bob Fiddaman just said. He and the other two members of the commission have already voted once in favor of approving it.
Lisa Batto October 04, 2012 at 01:11 AM
Did we get a 3-2 vote? Hopeful for a follow up story - I couldn't attend today! Thanks for keeping us up to date!
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) October 04, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Yep, we sure did. Next stop: Supervisors. I was going nuts with no wifi to speak of in there! Article coming soon.
Rachael Clark October 04, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Rachael Clark October 04, 2012 at 03:04 AM
The supplimental EIR was not even out on the new project a couple days. I think it is a violation of the law
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) October 04, 2012 at 03:40 AM
Here's my preliminary report on the meeting. http://napavalley.patch.com/articles/split-vote-sends-napa-pipe-to-supervisors More coming tomorrow. I get up at 4:30 a.m. so it's getting late for me!


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