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Planning Commission 5/25/2016 Special Meeting

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PALMAZ PERSONAL-USE HELIPORT - AMALIA PALMAZ LIVING TRUST - USE PERMIT NO. P14-00261 - PUBLIC HEARING ON THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT

CEQA Status: Napa County has completed a draft environmental impact report (DEIR) that analyzes the potential environmental impacts of approval of a land use permit request (Use Permit Application P14-00261) to construct a personal-use heliport on a portion of the property located at 4031 Hagen Road, in unincorporated Napa County (Palmaz Personal-Use Heliport). The DEIR was released for a public and agency review and comment period that began on April 29, 2016. The public comment period is scheduled to conclude at 4:00 p.m. on June 13, 2016. Interested agencies, organizations and members of the public are invited to submit written comments to Planning staff within the comment period. Oral or written comments may also be submitted to the Planning Commission during this agendized hearing.

Request: This is a public hearing to receive comments regarding the DEIR that has been prepared to analyze the direct, indirect and cumulative environmental impacts that could occur as a result of approval the application for Use Permit No. P14-00261. The application consists of a request for a use permit to construct and operate a personal-use heliport on a portion of a 220.4-acre parcel located at 4031 Hagen Road (Assessor’s Parcel No. 033-110-080), in the AW (Agricultural Watershed) District of unincorporated Napa County. The Amalia Palmaz Living Trust (the applicant) owns the subject property and six parcels in the vicinity of the subject site.

The Commission is also asked to consider a request from two members of the public to extend the public review and comment period on the DEIR, from 46 days to 78 days.

Staff Recommendation: Open the public hearing, accept public comments on the DEIR, and close the public hearing on the DEIR. Extend the public comment and review period for an additional 14 days, adjusting the date of the end of the comment period from June 13, 2016, to June 27, 2016, for a total of 60 days.

Staff Contact: Dana Ayers, Planner III, phone 707-253-4388 or email dana.ayers@countyofnapa.org

Applicant: Amalia Palmaz Living Trust, phone 707-287-7391 or email christian@palmazvineyards.com

Applicant’s Representative: Brian Russell, Abbott & Kindermann, LLP, phone 707-294-2775 or email brussell@aklandlaw.com