The Napa Police Department will step up Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations on Saturday, May 21st, with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.
On May 17th, the Napa City Council approved a conceptual redesign plan for Dwight Murray Plaza in Downtown Napa.
The City of Napa is now issuing a "Request for Qualifications" from professional artists (or professional artist teams) interested in designing public art for Dwight Murray Plaza. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please click here.
On May 16th, City of Napa Community Development Department issued a Request for Proposals for design and consulting services to prepare a Master Plan and required environmental documentation for the CineDome Focus Area. Proposals are due by 5 pm on Friday, June 17th.
As defined in the Downtown Specific Plan and illustrated on the last page of the attached RFP, the Focus Area includes properties owned by the City, SyWest (former CineDome site) and Napa Sanitation District (former pump station and skate park site). The Master Plan will result in a mixed-use development plan that ensures viable land uses; establishes design guidelines for those uses; ensures appropriate massing and scale; enhances open space and linkages for pedestrians and bicyclists; creates activity alongside the Oxbow Commons; establishes a parking solution that addresses needs of existing and future development; and respects nearby neighborhoods.
Staff will work with the SyWest team to evaluate proposals, interview firms and prepare a recommendation for Council consideration this summer, and will kick off the planning shortly after award of contract. The planning effort is anticipated to take approximately one year, and will include stakeholder outreach and community outreach.
You can view the Request for Proposals here.
The fifth local Bay-Friendly Garden Tour takes place on Sunday, May 22 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, as twelve sites in Napa and American Canyon showcase natural techniques that reduce waste and pollution, conserve natural resources, and incorporate a variety of garden sizes and styles. Tour participants will find eye-catching drought-tolerant plants, wildlife habitat, urban farms, creative backyard entertaining spaces, and vibrant lawn-free front yards. Doing more with less water is a key theme, as well as building healthy soils, choosing the right plants, and capturing the rain when it comes. With seven Napa gardens and five in American Canyon, the tour features a large variety of beautiful plants appropriate for our Mediterranean climate. Several of the host gardeners have earned generous “Cash For Grass” rebates for transforming their landscapes, and some tour participants may come away inspired to remove their own thirsty lawns.
The City of Napa and Caltrans are working together to improve street conditions in the Napa area. On Monday, May 9, from 9 am – 5 pm, the on-ramp and off-ramp of southbound Highway 29 at Lincoln will be closed, for road surface paving.
Expect delays and use alternate routes, such as the on-ramps and off-ramps at Trancas Street and First Street. Detours will be set up on surface streets in the area.
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