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Planning Commission 9/7/2016 Regular Meeting

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8A

DEFINITION OF AGRICULTURE ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT - COUNTY OF NAPA

CEQA Status:
The proposed amendment is consistent with the 2008 General Plan as adopted by Napa County, and is consistent with the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) as certified by Napa County for the General Plan.  Therefore, pursuant to 14 California Code of Regulations (State California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines), Section 15183 (Projects Consistent with a Community Plan, General Plan, or Zoning), no additional environmental review is required and CEQA is not applicable.

Request: Recommend adoption of a County sponsored ordinance to conform the definition of agriculture in the Napa County Code with the definition of agriculture adopted in the 2008 Napa County General Plan. 

Title of Ordinance:  An Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of Napa County, State of California, Amending Section 18.08.040 of Chapter 18.08 of Title 18 of the Napa County Code Regarding the Definition of Agriculture.

Staff Recommendation: Drop item from agenda to be heard at future noticed date.

Staff Contact: David Morrison, Director, at (707-253-4805 or david.morrison@countyofnapa.org 

TO BE DROPPED FROM THE AGENDA FOR RE-NOTICING 


9A

SLEEPING GIANT WINERY- COSTA DEL SOL, LLC. - USE PERMIT NO. P15-00284-UP

CEQA Status: Consideration and possible adoption of a Negative Declaration. According to the proposed Negative Declaration, the project would not have any potentially significant environmental impacts. 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 30,000 gallon winery with the following characteristics: a) Demolition of an existing 1,138 sf barn to be replaced by the construction of a two-story 12,745 sf winery building which includes a 4,366 sf crush pad. Overall building height is 30 feet to the ridgeline and 35 feet to the top of cupolas. A 1,196 sf outdoor terrace is also proposed; b) Removal of two (2) abandoned wells and two (2) water storage tanks; c) Daily tours and tastings by appointment with catered food and wine pairings for 10 daily visitors Monday-Thursday and 15 visitors per day Friday–Sunday, 85 visitors maximum per week; d) A marketing program consisting of six (6) events annually with 50 guests (catered); e) Five (5) full-time and one (1) part-time employees; f) Hours of operation for winery production is 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and for visitation 10:00 am to 6:30 pm (Daily); g) On-premises consumption of wines produced on site in the tasting room and outdoor terrace in accordance with Business and Professions Code Sections 23358, 23390 and 23396.5 (AB 2004-Evans Bill); h) Construction of a new code compliant wastewater facility; i) Construction of an unregulated water system; j) Installation of one (1) 50,000 gallon fire water storage tank, two (2) 5,000 gallon process wastewater storage tanks, and one (1) 5,000 gallon irrigation water storage tank, and one (1) 2,000 gallon domestic and process water storage tank; k) Construction of 12 parking spaces; l) Removal of 0.50 acre of vineyards; m) Undergrounding of existing overhead utility power line to the site; n) Extension of the recycled water line from Las Amigas Road to be use for irrigation of vineyards and project landscaping; o) Upgrade of the existing driveway to Napa County Roads and Streets Standards; and p) Construction of a new entry gate. The project is located on a 11.41 acre parcel, within the AW (Agricultural Watershed) zoning district on the north side of Las Amigas Road, approximately a ½ mile west of its intersection with Cuttings Wharf Road; 2258 Las Amigas Road, Napa CA; APN: 047-290-031.

Staff Recommendation: Adopt the Negative Declaration and approve the Use Permit, as conditioned.

Staff Contact: Charlene Gallina, Supervising Planner, (707) 299-1355 or charlene.gallina@countyofnapa.org

Applicant Contact: Jeffrey Redding, 2423 Renfrew Street, Napa, CA 94558; (707) 255-7375 or jreddingaicp@comcast.net

Supporting Documents
A Recommended Findings ( Adobe PDF - 47 kb )
B Recommended Conditions of Approval and Final Agency Approval Memos ( Adobe PDF - 1480 kb )
C Initial Study - Negative Declaration ( Adobe PDF - 2451 kb )
D Use Permit Application Packet ( Adobe PDF - 6315 kb )
E Water Availability Analysis ( Adobe PDF - 10534 kb )
F Wastewater Feasibility Study ( Adobe PDF - 13836 kb )
G Traffic Study ( Adobe PDF - 6532 kb )
H Stormwater Control Plan ( Adobe PDF - 13789 kb )
I Graphics ( Adobe PDF - 6383 kb )
J Winery Comparison Analysis ( Adobe PDF - 107 kb )
K Correspondence received after packet mail out (Added after meeting) ( Adobe PDF - 1248 kb )

9B

BEAU VIGNE WINERY - ED SNIDER DBA BEAU VIGNE - USE PERMIT MAJOR MODIFICATION NO. P15-00200-MOD

CEQA Status: Consideration and possible adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration. According to the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration, the proposed project would have a potentially significant environmental impacts in the following area: Noise. The project site is not included on a list of hazardous materials sites compiled pursuant to Government Code Section 65962.5.

Request: Approval of modification of Use Permit # U-708384 to allow the following: 1) Increase annual production capacity from 8,000 to 14,000 gallons; 2) Demolition of the existing winery building, crush pad, residence, and outbuildings; 3) Construction of a new 5,807 sf. winery production building to include: a) Construction of a 2,673 sf. covered crush pad and a 1,133 sf. receiving area; b) Construction of a 4,473 sf. outdoor pallet storage area (also temporary location of mobile bottling truck); 4) Construction of a new 1,773 sf. office/hospitality building to include a 1916 sf. covered porch, breezeway, and terrace; 5) Construction of 11 visitor and three (3) employee parking spaces, total 14 parking spaces; 6) Increase employment to three (3) full time employees and one (1) part-time employee; 7) Add daily visitation of 10 visitors per weekday; 15 on weekends, maximum 80/week; 8) Change days of operation to 7 days; no change in the hours of operation which are: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm; 9) Add a Marketing Program for one (1) event/month for 25 guests, and two (2) per year for 30 guests, where all food will be catered, all event activities will occur within the office/hospitality building, and will be scheduled between 11:00 AM-4:00 PM or 2:00 PM-10:00 PM; 10) On-premise consumption of wines produced on-site within the proposed hospitality building and outdoor courtyard area, consistent with the Business and Professions Code §23356, §23390, and §23396.5; 11) Installation of one 61,000 water storage tank (27’ diameter and 17’ high) for fire protection; 12) Construction of a new driveway to County winery standards to improve the internal circulation on the property; 13) Construction of a left turn lane on Silverado Trail; 14) Removal of approximately 0.6 acres of vineyard; 15) Construction of a new well, installation of new water, wastewater, and fire suppression systems; and, 16) Installation of site landscaping. The project is located on a ±7.96-acre parcel and on the west side of Silverado Trail approximately 190 feet north of its intersection with Petra Lane and approximately 625 feet north of its intersection with Soda Canyon Road, within the Agricultural Preserve (AP) zoning district; 4057 Silverado Trail, Napa; APN: 039-390-016.

Staff Recommendation: Adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration and approve the Use Permit Modification, as conditioned.

Staff Contact: Wyntress Balcher, Planner II, (707) 299-1351 or wyntress.balcher@countyofnapa.org

Applicant Contact: Jeff Redding, Land Use Planning Services, (707) 255-7375, jreddingaicp@comcast.net

Supporting Documents
A Recommended Findings ( Adobe PDF - 69 kb )
B Recommended Conditions of Approval and Final Agency Approval Memos ( Adobe PDF - 1802 kb )
C Previous Project Conditions ( Adobe PDF - 5537 kb )
D Mitigated Negative Declaration ( Adobe PDF - 1186 kb )
E Public Comments ( Adobe PDF - 1442 kb )
F Use Permit Application Packet ( Adobe PDF - 2607 kb )
G Water Availability Analysis ( Adobe PDF - 2202 kb )
H Wastewater Feasibility Study ( Adobe PDF - 2425 kb )
I Traffic Study ( Adobe PDF - 202 kb )
J Historic Study ( Adobe PDF - 4471 kb )
K Graphics ( Adobe PDF - 4931 kb )
L Winery Comparison Analysis ( Adobe PDF - 114 kb )
M Correspondence received after packet mail out (Added after meeting) ( Adobe PDF - 762 kb )

9C

CHANTICLEER WINERY, GEORGE GRODAHL, USE PERMIT P14-00304-UP AND VARIANCE P14-00305-VAR

CEQA Status: Consideration and possible adoption of a Negative Declaration. According to the proposed Negative Declaration, the proposed project would not have any potentially significant environmental impacts. The project site is not included on a list of hazardous materials sites compiled pursuant to Government Code Section 65962.5.

Request: Approval of a use permit to allow the construction of a new 10,000 gallons annually winery with the following characteristics: a) Demolition of an existing approximately 3,500 square foot barn (to be replaced by new winery building); b) Approximately 5,400 square foot winery building consisting of 4,800 square foot first floor and 600 square foot mezzanine, with a “living vegetated” roof; c) Approximately 1,500 square foot covered crush pad and outdoor work area; d) Approximately 8,900 square feet of caves including an approximately 550 square foot bottle storage room; e) Covered storage, trash, and recycle enclosure; f) Tours and tastings by appointment only with a maximum of 10 people per day; g) Marketing program of one (1) marketing event per month for a maximum of 25 persons per event and events may be catered; h) Hours of operation daily 8 am to 6 pm (production) and 10 am to 6 pm (visitation); i) Two (2) full-time and two (2) part time employees; j) Six (6) parking spaces for visitors and employees; k) One (1) loading dock; l) 50,000 gallon fire water tank and 5,000 gallon domestic water tank; m) Improved access driveways and walkways; n) Installation of storm drainage facilities and water conveyances; o) Wastewater treatment and disposal facilities; and p) Fire suppression equipment and facilities.

The project also includes an Exception to the Napa County Road and Streets Standards (RSS) request to the Public Works Director to allow for an exception to install a left turn lane on Solano Avenue. Furthermore, the project includes an application for a variance to allow the construction of the winery within the required 300 foot winery setback from Vineyard View Drive (private road). The winery is proposed approximately 55 feet from the centerline of Vineyard View Drive on the footprint of the existing storage barn. The project is located on a 40-acre parcel on the west side of Solano Avenue, south of the Town of Yountville.The site address is 4 Vineyard View Drive; APN: 034-150-045.

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

Staff Contact: Emily Hedge, (707) 259-8226 or emily.hedge@countyofnapa.org

Applicant Representative: Jeff Redding, Land Use Planning Services, 2423 Renfrew Street, Napa, 94559, (707) 255-7375

Supporting Documents
A Recommended Findings ( Adobe PDF - 109 kb )
B Recommended Conditions of Approval and Final Agency Approval Memos ( Adobe PDF - 2869 kb )
C Initial Study/Negative Declaration ( Adobe PDF - 613 kb )
D Public Comments ( Adobe PDF - 1749 kb )
E Use Permit Application P14-00304 ( Adobe PDF - 11838 kb )
F Variance Application P14-00305 ( Adobe PDF - 3930 kb )
G Water Availability Analysis ( Adobe PDF - 10720 kb )
H Wastewater Feasibility Study ( Adobe PDF - 17772 kb )
I Traffic Study and Left Turn Lane Exception Request ( Adobe PDF - 3475 kb )
J Graphics ( Adobe PDF - 1850 kb )
K Winery Comparison Analysis ( Adobe PDF - 103 kb )
L Correspondence received after packet mail out (Added after meeting) ( Adobe PDF - 152 kb )