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Apartment Complex Underway on Silverado Trail

135 new apartments to be constructed, and new route to Silverado Trail for motorists

Construction is underway in southeast Napa as a new apartment complex is being built, along with another route for motorists to get to Silverado Trail.

The work is happening on the Trail where it merges with Soscol Avenue.

“There are two projects going on,” said Napa City Senior Planner Scott Klingbeil. “One is a city public works project to extend Saratoga Drive to the Trail. The other is the construction of Alexander Crossing apartment complex.”

The extension of Saratoga Drive will allow traffic another route from Terrace Drive and Shurtleff Avenue to Silverado Trail. Motorists no longer will have to drive to Coombsville Road to get to the Trail, Klingbeil said.

The new apartment complex will have 135 apartments, 27 of them will be low-income housing.

“There will be 41 one-bedrooms, 74 two-bedrooms and 20 three-bedrooms units,” Klingbell said. “The project also calls for 278 parking places.”

Klingbeil said right now crews are preparing the ground for construction, which has not yet begun.

“They are waiting for the building permit to be issued. It’s not a question of if, just when the permit is issued,” Klingbeil said. “I am not sure of the timeline.”

The construction of the complex has been in motion since 2010, Klingbeil said.

“The developer originally requested a permit about two years ago. There was a lawsuit, which delayed going forward with the project. Then it was resubmitted in November 2011,” Klingbeil said.

St. Anton Partners, Sacramento, is the developers of the multi-apartment complex.

“The ban on weekend construction and the slow city permit (process) has delayed the project for months,” Ardie Zahedani, development vice president, said in an email. “With some flexibility the project would have been completed (by now) and the safety and nuisance issues would be gone.”

The email also stated, “We’re hoping we can work out a solution soon. But for now, the construction won’t be completed until mid-2014.”

Businesses on the section of the Trail where construction is taking place have and will remain open during normal business hours.

MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" December 20, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Great so the 27 low income will be trouble for all the rest. As is the case for the apartment complex, behind Walmart in AC.
Henri Bridges December 20, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Great. More traffic. It's a stupid idea to continue building upward instead of outward in Napa.
Belle (Orchid Lady) December 20, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Oh right Michael, because everybody knows that low-income people are the only ones who cause "problems", hospitality workers, vinyard workers and little old people on a fixed income are all out to get you! The only way to NOT have "project-style" housing that creates the isolation and crime issues you stereotype so well in you comment. Spreading people out instead of lumping them together has been shown in studies to be more effective, and psychologically helpful to the populace, as well as lowering crime rates for the demographics you speak of, by not isolating them in high density housing, trapped like animals to be victims of the true criminals. Think Cabreeni Greens in Chicago (?). They tore it down for a reason. It's not a crime to be poor.
Penny December 20, 2012 at 09:47 PM
The land reconfiguration is sure ugly. Why did they put so much fill into this project?
MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" December 21, 2012 at 03:01 AM
Oh ya I forgot Stonehouse apartments and Wilkans Ave apartment are a bastion of paradise.
tamie December 27, 2012 at 08:40 PM
I hope and pray that Randy Gularte and his cohorts at Crown Property Management aren't allowed anywhere near these places. They are the most horrible group of arrogant so n so's I have ever, ever spoken to. NO ONE owes them a thing and they act like renters are stupid and naive. For shame Gularte!
Mich February 21, 2013 at 12:55 PM
I am a low income person with a disability. I have an excellent credit rating and great tenant references. I earned an advanced degree and was employed prior to my devastating disability. Now i serve my community in a volunteer capacity. The phrase low income has no meaning as concerns the worth or usefulness of any person which may come to reside at this complex. You will discover this soon enough if you choose to open your mind. St Anton does not tollerate problem tenants. You are in luck my friend.
Mich February 21, 2013 at 01:04 PM
Don't worry ...St. Anton manages their properties and they do not tolerate lease violations of any type. There will be minor community issue, however you will find this company to be better than the others.

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