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Where Do You Stand on Napa Pipe?

Do you like the idea of more than 2,050 townhomes, parklands, office and retail space and a new public school on 150 acres along the Napa River? Think it's a lousy plan? Need more info? Take our poll and share a comment.

The long-drawn-out comment period has ended for the proposed Napa Pipe development plan, and the final version of the environmental impact report is being released in February.

Developer Keith Rogal and partners, including former Napa Mayor Ed Henderson, propose more than 2,050 townhome residences along with retail, offices, open space and a public school on the former Kaiser Steel facility along the Napa River just south of the city limits.

For a round-up of our ongoing coverage of the proposal, see the Napa Pipe topic page at napa.patch.com/topics/napa-pipe.

Official documents are online at www.countyofnapa.org/NapaPipe.

Correction: Original posting of this poll indicated the proposal was for 2,500 homes, not 2,050 as in the developer's latest version.

Paul Rice February 01, 2012 at 05:06 AM
We need to bring back industry to the U. S. We ship these companies oversees and don't care about the environmental consequenses and labor issues thtat occur in other countries. We have the best environmental laws and labor laws in the world, but if we can't see it form our house I guess it's all okay.
T.Clark February 01, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Is this developement going to be another LOVE CANAL thing building on contaminated soil...our children growing up with asbestoes/
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) February 01, 2012 at 06:05 PM
T. Clark, developer Keith Rogal told me in an interview that it will take years just to clean up the site before any construction can begin. There's much more detail in the official documents linked above, but the short answer is no, the property can't be developed by anyone till it's decontaminated.
L White February 02, 2012 at 06:22 AM
Napa Pipe is an amazing project which combines all the best environmental practices, location and assets, as a gateway to Napa Valley.
David February 02, 2012 at 09:59 PM
I am so excited for this to finally get developed. The creativity, design, concept and the overall project is all WORLD CLASS! Let's get this thing going so I can move in... The entrance to Napa Valley deserves a one-of-a-kind development like this that embraces the natural surroundings and shows how redevelopment of this type of property can be re-used. IT is one big recycling job... I love it!

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