Agendas & Minutes

Planning Commission 2/7/2018 Regular Meeting

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CEQA Status: Consideration and possible adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration. According to the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration, the proposed project would have potentially significant effects on Biological Resources unless mitigation measures are adopted. The project site is not on any of the lists of hazardous waste sites enumerated under Government Code Section 65962.5.

Request: Approval of a use permit to allow the construction of a new self-storage facility with approximately 105,099 square feet of floor area within four buildings; 1,524 square feet designated for wine storage; and, a 1,667 square foot manager’s office. The project site lies between State Highway 29 to the east and Devlin Road to the west. Access would be provided from a new gated driveway on Devlin Road. No access is proposed or permitted from the highway. On-site parking for six vehicles, landscaping, perimeter fencing and signage are also included with the proposal. Exterior building materials include split-face concrete block, “hardi-lap” wood siding; cement plaster, stone veneer, metal roofing; and, wrought iron fencing and gate. The project will connect to municipal water and sewer services provided by the City of American Canyon and the Napa Sanitation District, respectively. The facility is proposed on a 7.38 acre parcel on the east side of Devlin Road, across from Sheehy Court, and on the north side of Sheehy Creek within the Industrial Park: Airport Compatibility (IP:AC) zoning district. APN: 057-250-008. Napa.

Staff Recommendation: Adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration and approve the Use Permit with the proposed conditions of approval.

Staff Contact: Sean Trippi (707) 299-1353, or

Applicant Contact: Ryan Smith (530) 886-8558, or

Supporting Documents
A Recommended Findings ( Adobe PDF - 42 kb )
B Recommended Conditions of Approval and Final Agency Approval Memos ( Adobe PDF - 11462 kb )
C Initial Study/Mitigated Negative & MMRP ( Adobe PDF - 1898 kb )
D Use Permit Application Packet ( Adobe PDF - 4909 kb )
E Biological Studies ( Adobe PDF - 7209 kb )
F Graphics ( Adobe PDF - 7869 kb )
G Item 8A Correspondence 2-2-18 (Added after initial agenda posting) ( Adobe PDF - 630 kb )
H Item 8A Comments Received 2-7-18 (Added after meeting) ( Adobe PDF - 2541 kb )


Napa Valley Country Club/Verizon Napa Valley Country Club Site/Use Permit P17-00385-UP

CEQA Status:
Consideration and possible adoption of a Categorical Exemption pursuant to Section 15303 (d) of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Class 3, which exempts construction of new small structures or conversion of small structures. The project site is not included on a list of hazardous materials sites compiled pursuant to Government Code Section 65962.5.

Request: Approval to: (1) construct a 70-foot tall telecommunication facility designed to look like a pine tree (commonly referred to as a "monopine"); (2) install up to 12 antennas with associated equipment; (3) place the facility and associated equipment within a 15'X 30' subleased area of a 3,600 square foot leased area on the eastern side of the parcel; (4) construct a 198 square foot concrete pad to hold the backup diesel generator and other equipment; (5) construct one 16 square foot equipment shelter immediately and two 16 square foot equipment shelters at some point in the future; (6) install emergency notification signs on the site; and (7) improvements to the existing access road. The facility would be located on the eastern side of an approximately 96.61 acre parcel on the southern side of Hagen Road, on the grounds of the Napa Valley Country Club, within the Agricultural Watershed (AW) zoning district, at 3385 Hagen Road, Napa, CA 94558; Assessor's Parcel 052-130-041.

Staff Recommendation: Find the project Categorically Exempt and approve the Use Permit based on the attached findings and subject to recommended conditions.

Staff Contact: Graham Hannaford, Planner II, 707-299-1361,

Applicant Contact: Jason Osborne, Anthem Telecom, 707-559-2121,

Supporting Documents
A Recommended Findings ( Adobe PDF - 217 kb )
B Recommended Conditions of Approval ( Adobe PDF - 172 kb )
C Reccommended CEQA Determination ( Adobe PDF - 192 kb )
D Application Material ( Adobe PDF - 28944 kb )
E Graphics ( Adobe PDF - 2322 kb )


General Plan Consistency Analysis: Staff presentation and request for the Commission to send the attached letter to Napa Valley Unified School District (NVUSD), in compliance with Public Resources Code Section 21151.2 and State Government Code Section 65402. This General Plan Consistency Analysis is intended to determine if using the parcel for a school is consistent with the policies of the Napa County General Plan and to provide analysis to the NVUSD School Board as to the consistency of the property with Napa County land uses and development standards. The Planning Commission’s recommendation on the suitability of the site is advisory, and the District is not bound to a particular course of action based on the Planning Commission’s recommendation.

Staff Recommendation: Take public testimony after Staff presentation and provide direction to staff regarding the draft letter and attached analysis.

Staff Contact: Emily Hedge, Planner II; 707-259-8226;



CEQA Status:
Not applicable; no action is requested.

Staff Recommendation:
Receive an informational presentation about the status of General Plan implementation and the annual report required by State law. The report will be presented to the Board of Supervisors on March 13, 2018 and is due to the Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) and the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) by April 1, 2018. The Commission may accept public comments, engage in discussion, and provide direction to staff as desired. No action is requested.

Staff Contact: John McDowell, (707) 299-1354 or

Supporting Documents
A Draft Cover Letter to State Agencies ( Adobe PDF - 139 kb )
B Annual Progress Report Form ( Adobe PDF - 66 kb )
C Housing Programs Implementation Table ( Adobe PDF - 167 kb )
D General Plan Implementation Table ( Adobe PDF - 162 kb )