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Planning Commission 8/21/2019 Regular Meeting

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CEQA Status: Consideration and possible adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration. According to the Mitigated Negative Declaration, the proposed project includes mitigation measures in the following areas: Biological Resources. This 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 for a new church and associated support and educational rooms/facilities on a 1.8-acre site at 1451 American Canyon Road in Napa County. The project includes the construction of a main, two-story, approximately 4,000 sq ft sanctuary/chapel structure and a 500 sq ft attached one-story conference room and bathrooms, a 1,700 sq ft fellowship hall, a 2,000 sq ft lobby, and a 3,100 sq ft semi-circular shaped classroom and office structure. All buildings will result in a net of 11,026 square feet of new development. Current membership for the New Life Community Adventist Church is 80 members. The proposed sanctuary building would have seating for 150 people. Church services will be held once a week on Saturdays, except for possible church events (a maximum of 4 per year) proposed with 250 attendees. Approximately five employees would be on site during the weekdays at various times of the day. An asphalt surface parking lot will provide parking for 56 spaces and would be accessed via a new paved project driveway with access to American Canyon Road. The church is proposing the use of satellite parking lot at the American Canyon High School for larger/wedding events on weekends with shuttle service between the two locations. The new development will also require the widening of American Canyon Road to provide a left turn lane pocket (eastbound) for vehicular access to the site. The proposed church development would be served by a new on-site septic system. Domestic and emergency fire suppression water needs would be served by the existing on-site water well. A 20’ tall 35,000-gallon water tank is proposed in the central-western edge of the project site. The project is located on an approximately 1.8-acre site within the AW (Agricultural Watershed) zoning district 1451 American Canyon Road; APN: 059-100-002

Staff Recommendation: Adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring & Reporting Program, and approve the Use Permit with the proposed conditions of approval.

Staff Contact: Sean Kennings, Contract Planner, (415) 533-2111, or or Charlene Gallina, Supervising Planner (707) 299-1355, or

Applicant Representative: John Wambaa, New Life Community Adventist Church; (707) 373-1106 or

Supporting Documents
A Recommended Findings ( Adobe PDF - 129 kb )
B Recommended Conditions of Approval & Agency Memos ( Adobe PDF - 1871 kb )
C General Plan Consistency Analysis ( Adobe PDF - 581 kb )
D Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration & MMRP ( Adobe PDF - 3303 kb )
E Use Permit Application Packet ( Adobe PDF - 7377 kb )
F Traffic Study & Subsequent Traffic Memos ( Adobe PDF - 9183 kb )
G Biological Site Assessment ( Adobe PDF - 1771 kb )
H Water Availability Analysis ( Adobe PDF - 4326 kb )
I Wastewater Feasibility Study ( Adobe PDF - 173 kb )
J Graphics ( Adobe PDF - 12799 kb )
K Item 7A IS-MND Memorandum-8-21-19 (Added after initial agenda posting) ( Adobe PDF - 5132 kb )