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.
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Before it ever carries floodwaters, Downtown Napa’s Oxbow Commons will get a chance to fulfill its other important role - recreation area! The new park will hosts its first large public event on Saturday, April 23rd as Napa’s annual Earth Day Celebration returns, bigger and better than ever. Presented by the Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County (EECNC), this year’s festival runs from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and features dozens of exhibitor booths displaying environmental products, services, games, and giveaways. Earth Day 2016 is a fun, educational event for the entire family, offering information on a host of important topics - alternative energy, local agriculture, watershed health, pollution prevention, recycling, and more. Expanded children’s activities and a special electric vehicle exhibit are just a few of the enhancements afforded by the new festival site.
A Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the “Napa Oaks II” development project was released last week for public review. Napa Oaks II proposes to subdivide an 80.63 acre hillside property off Old Sonoma Road into 53 single-family lots and four open space lots. The number of lots proposed in the Napa Oaks II project has been reduced from a previous version of the project that was rejected by the City in 2002 containing 63 homes. The DEIR evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the project, including: aesthetics, agricultural resources, biological resources, geology, hydrology and water quality, public services and traffic. The public will have 45 days to review and comment on the DEIR. Following the 45-day public review period, a Final EIR will be prepared with responses to all comments received during the public review period. A copy of DEIR can be viewed/downloaded from the Planning Division's website.
The City of Napa’s latest Drinking Water Quality Report has been posted in the Water Quality section of its City of Napa website, www.cityofnapa.org/water. A message printed on April and May water bills will alert customers of the report’s availability and the direct web address for electronic access of the document, www.cityofnapa.org/images/AQR.pdf. This report demonstrates that in calendar year 2015 the City met the stringent State and Federal contaminant limits for finished drinking water, except for trihalomethanes (THMs) in limited areas of our distribution network. Additional report sections describe our source waters, the importance of protecting those sources, and specific water quality concerns some customers may have.