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Planning Commission 9/18/2019 Regular Meeting

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CEQA Status: Consideration and possible adoption of Categorical Exemptions Class 1, 2, 3, 4 and 33. It has been determined that this type of project does not have a significant effect on the environment and is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act. [See Section 15301, Class 1 Minor Alterations to Existing Facilities; Section 15302, Class 2 Replacement or Reconstruction; Section 15303 Class 3 New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures; Section 15304, Class 4 Minor Alterations to Land; and Section 15333, Class 33 Small Habitat Restoration Projects, which may be found in the guidelines for the implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act at 14 CCR §15301, §15302, §15304, and §15333. This project has also been determined to be exempt pursuant to CCR §15061 in that the recognition, retention, and maintenance of existing site improvements has no possibility of causing a significant effect. This project is not on any lists of hazardous waste sites enumerated under Government Code Section 65962.5.

Request: Approval of a request for an exception to the Napa County Conservation Regulations, Napa County Code (NCC) Chapter 18.108, in the form of a Use Permit, in order to maintain in their current configuration the following existing site improvements, or portions thereof, that encroach into the minimum required stream setbacks pursuant to Napa NCC Section 18.108.025(B) ranging from 45 feet to 65 feet from the top of bank of an unnamed blue-line stream, as depicted in the Bremer Family Winery Stream Setback Exhibit 2 (RSA+, June 26, 2019): A. Components Necessary to Remedy Existing Violations: (1) an approximate 2,200 square foot agricultural storage building and associated water tank, (2) an approximate 200 square foot ground story/floor remodel of a winery building, (3) an approximate 800 square foot pad and associated walls attached to the winery, (4) an approximate 150 square foot ground floor/story addition and second floor/story deck to the farmhouse/office building, (5) an approximate 100 square foot freestanding restroom, (6) an approximate 1,000 square foot carport, (7) approximately 13,800 square feet of internal access drive (+7,982 square feet paved and +5,820 square feet gravel surfaced), (8) approximately 3,740 square feet of landscaping, (9) approximately 1,210 lineal feet of rock walls, and (10) three pedestrian bridges over a blue-line stream; B. Expansion Beyond Existing Site Improvements or Entitlements: None. The request also includes an Intermittent Channel Enhancement Plan along an approximate 400 foot stretch of the blue-line stream, covering approximately 0.33-acres (+14,375 square feet), to offset existing setback encroachments.

The project is located on an approximate 47.1-acre holding (APNs 021-400-002 and 021-420-027: 975 Deer Park Road) that have a General Plan land use designation of Agriculture, Watershed and Open Space (AWOS), and are located in the AW (Agricultural Watershed) zoning district.

Staff Recommendation: Find the project categorically exempt from CEQA and approve the Use Permit Exception request as conditioned.

Staff Contact: Donald Barrella, Planner III; phone (707) 299-1338; email,

Applicant: John Bremer, on behalf of the Bremer Group LLC.

Representative: David B. Gilbreth, Attorney; phone (707) 337-6412; email,

Supporting Documents
A Recommended Findings ( Adobe PDF - 224 kb )
B Recommended Conditions and Agency Memos ( Adobe PDF - 1046 kb )
C CEQA Determination ( Adobe PDF - 297 kb )
D Application Submittal Documents ( Adobe PDF - 5580 kb )
E Encroachment and Exception Site Plans ( Adobe PDF - 8237 kb )
F Intermittent Channel Enhancement Plan ( Adobe PDF - 407 kb )
G Use Permit #U-697879 ( Adobe PDF - 604 kb )
H Graphics ( Adobe PDF - 9132 kb )
I 7A Settlement Agreement (Added after initial agenda posting) ( Adobe PDF - 2040 kb )
J 7A Public Comments (Added after initial agenda posting) ( Adobe PDF - 764 kb )
K 7A Additional Public Comments (Added after initial agenda posting) ( Adobe PDF - 732 kb )
L 7A Public Comments Received 9-18-19 (Added after meeting) ( Adobe PDF - 37 kb )
M 7A County Presentation 9-18-19 Bremer (Added after meeting) ( Adobe PDF - 3327 kb )



  Presentation by Matt Lamborn, GIS Departmental Coordinator, on the County's Geographic Information System (GIS) as it relates to the maintenance of an environmental and a historical database by parcel for use in evaluating development proposals.

Staff Recommendation: Information and discussion item. No action proposed.

Staff Contact:  Charlene Gallina, (707) 299-1355 or

Supporting Documents
A 8A County Presentation 9-18-19 (Added after meeting) ( Adobe PDF - 1195 kb )