Agendas & Minutes

Planning Commission 11/6/2019 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.

Approval of a Use Permit for a new 230,000 gallon per year winery to allow the following: (a) construction of a 86,393 sq. ft. one-story winery building for production, storage, office, and hospitality/retail sales areas; (b) on-site parking for 89 vehicles (the installation of 12 parking spaces will be deferred); (c) hours of operation seven days a week from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; (d) tours and tastings by appointment only (wine and food parings) for a maximum of 30 visitors per day, 210 maximum per week; (e) establishing a marketing program to host 12 events per year for up to 100 guests at each event and one auction-related event per year with up to 100 guests (1,300 guests per year), all food for marketing events will be catered, marketing events would occur between 9:00 AM and 10:00 PM; (f) on-premises consumption of wines produced on site in the tasting room in accordance with Business and Professions Code Sections 23358, 23390 and 23396.5; (g) on-site process wastewater pre-treatment system; (h) a new driveway on Gateway Road East and utilization of an existing shared driveway with the property to the south; and, (i) signage, and landscape improvements. The project will connect to municipal water and sewer services provided by the City of American Canyon and the Napa Sanitation District (NSD), respectively. The project is proposed on a 5.52 acre site on the west side of Gateway Road East and the south side of Sheehy Creek, within Industrial Park: Airport Compatibility (IP:AC) zoning district. APN’s: 057-210-039 & 040 (SFAP). Napa

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

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

Applicant : Matt Anderson, Scannell Properties (415) 845-9504, or

Applicant Contact: George Monteverdai, Monteverdi Consulting, LLC (707) 760-2516, or
Supporting Documents
A Recommended Findings ( Adobe PDF - 44 kb )
B Recommended Conditions of Approval and Final Agency Approval Memos ( Adobe PDF - 6487 kb )
C Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration & MMRP ( Adobe PDF - 1119 kb )
D Use Permit Application Packet ( Adobe PDF - 15749 kb )
E Wastewater Feasibility Study ( Adobe PDF - 11511 kb )
F Stormwater Control Plan ( Adobe PDF - 5765 kb )
G Biological Study ( Adobe PDF - 5689 kb )
H Graphics ( Adobe PDF - 12213 kb )
I NVBPSP Area Wineries ( Adobe PDF - 102 kb )
J 8A - Public Comment (Added after initial agenda posting) ( Adobe PDF - 1547 kb )
K Additional Public Comment (Added after meeting) ( Adobe PDF - 28361 kb )



Presentation and discussion on wine industry trends by Rob McMillan, Executive Vice President and Founder of Silicon Valley Bank's Wine Division. This item is for educational/informational purposes and is not intended as a forum on winery related land use regulations.

Staff Recommendation: Informational Item. No action necessary.

Staff Contact: Brian Bordona, Deputy Director, Planning, Building & Environmental Services, 259-5935 or

Supporting Documents
A Rob McMillan Biography ( Adobe PDF - 127 kb )
B 2019 Wine Industry Evolution - Rob McMillan (Added after meeting) ( Adobe PDF - 582 kb )



Bill Kampton, Commercial Real Estate Broker with Colliers International, will brief the Commission on current market trends and conditions within the business and industrial areas of Southern Napa County.

CEQA Status: The presentation and discussion is not a project as defined by 14 California Code of Regulations 15378 (State CEQA Guidelines) and therefore CEQA is not applicable.

Staff Recommendation: Information item. No action required.

Staff Contact:  Brian Bordona, Deputy Director, Planning, Building & Environmental Services, 259-5935 or