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Planning Commission 5/4/2016 Regular Meeting

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CEQA Status: Consideration and possible adoption of a Categorical Exemption Class 3: 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, pursuant to Class 3 (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures) which may be found in the guidelines for the implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act at 14 CCR §15303 and pursuant to Napa County’s Local Procedures for Implementing the California Environmental Quality Act, Appendix B.

Request: Approval of a Use Permit to establish a 10,000 gallon per year winery with the following components: a) conversion of the 925 sq. ft. lower floor of an existing 2-story residential storage building ("barn") for winery production where the second story will continue for private, residential, personal use only; b) construction of an 800 sq. ft. covered crush pad which will also serve as a mobile bottling truck processing area; c) construction of a 1,280 sq. ft. pad for wine fermentation, storage tanks, equipment and receiving area; d) installation of a 10,000 gallon water tank; e) construction of four parking spaces; f) improvements to the existing driveway to Dunaweal Lane to increase to the required 20 ft. width; g) construction of a 460 sq. ft. outdoor tasting area adjacent to the winery building; h) employment of three full time employees on weekdays and one employee on weekends; i) establishment of the hours of operation: Production, 7:00am to 6:00 pm, Hospitality, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; j) Visitation of a maximum of 10 visitors per day; maximum 70 per week; k) establish a marketing program that will include: 8 events per year for a maximum of 30 guests (all Marketing events will be catered); and, l) allow on-premises consumption and sale of wine produced onsite and purchased from the winery in accordance with Business and Professions Code Sections 23358, 23390 and 23396.5 (AB 2004-Evans Bill) for consumption within the tasting room and the 460 sq. ft. outdoor tasting area.

The project is located on a 24.69 acre parcel and on the northwest side of the intersection Dunaweal Lane and Silverado Trail. The General Plan land use designation is Agricultural Resource and is within the Agricultural Preserve (AP) zoning district; 1016 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; APN: 020-150-027.

Staff Recommendation: Find the project Categorically Exempt from CEQA and approve the Use Permit, as conditioned.

Staff Contact: Wyntress Balcher, Planner II, (707) 299-1351;  

Applicant Contact: Richard and Carolyn Czapleski, (707) 530-906-1060

Supporting Documents
A Winery Comparison Charts ( Adobe PDF - 105 kb )
B Exhibit A - Findings ( Adobe PDF - 32 kb )
C Exhibit B - Proposed Conditions of Approval ( Adobe PDF - 64 kb )
D Division-Department Comments ( Adobe PDF - 3470 kb )
E CEQA MEMO ( Adobe PDF - 195 kb )
F Public Comments ( Adobe PDF - 368 kb )
G Application Documents ( Adobe PDF - 8810 kb )
H Water Study ( Adobe PDF - 3550 kb )
I Wastewater Analysis ( Adobe PDF - 8282 kb )
J Traffic Study ( Adobe PDF - 4820 kb )
K Biological Survey ( Adobe PDF - 10801 kb )
L Graphics ( Adobe PDF - 5878 kb )
M Comments received after packet mail out (Added after meeting) ( Adobe PDF - 2290 kb )
N Correspondence received after packet mail out (Added after meeting) ( Adobe PDF - 311 kb )