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Planning Commission 1/4/2017 Regular Meeting

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MOUNTAIN PEAK WINERY / MOUNTAIN PEAK VINEYARDS, LLC - USE PERMIT NO. P13-00320-UP AND ROAD AND STREET STANDARDS EXCEPTION REQUEST

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 on any of the lists of hazardous waste sites enumerated under Government Code Section 65962.5.

Request:
Approval of a Use Permit to allow: 1) Construction of a new 100,000 gallon per year winery including an approximately 33,424 square foot cave, approximately 8,046 square foot tasting and office building, and approximately 6,412 square foot covered outdoor crush pad and work area; 2) demolition of the existing single family residence; 3) installation of twenty-six parking spaces; 4) construction of two (2) new driveways and private access roads with ingress/egress from Soda Canyon Road; 5) installation of a High Treatment wastewater treatment system and community non-transient potable water supply sourced from on-site private wells including two (2) 100,000 gallons water tanks for vineyard irrigation and one (1) 20,000 gallon water tank for domestic supply; 6) disposal of all cave spoils on-site within existing vineyards; 7) nineteen (19) full time employees, four (4) part-time employees and four (4) seasonal harvest employees; 8) wine tours and tastings by prior appointment only for a maximum of eighty (80) visitors per day and a maximum of 320 visitors per week; 9) a marketing plan including three (3) events per month for up to twelve (12) visitors, three (3) events per month for up to twenty-four (24) visitors, four (4) events per year for up to seventy-five (75) visitors, and two (2) events per year for up to 125 visitors; and 10) 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. The project also includes a request for an exception to the Napa County Road and Street Standards (RSS) to increase the maximum slope on a portion of the commercial access road to the covered crush pad and cave portals from 16% to 19.6%. The project is located on a 41.76-acre parcel on the northwest side of Soda Canyon Road, approximately 6.1 miles north of its intersection with Silverado Road, 3265 Soda Canyon Road, Napa, CA, 94558; APN: 032-500-033.

Staff Recommendation:
Adopt the Negative Declaration and approve the Road Exception and Use Permit Request, as conditioned based upon the applicant's revised proposal.

Staff Contact: John McDowell, (707) 299-1354 or john.mcdowell@countyofnapa.org

Applicant / Property Owner Contact:
Steven Rea, 1114 Petra Drive, Napa, CA 94558, (310) 913-0742

CONTINUED FROM JULY 20, 2016, AUGUST 17, 2016, OCTOBER 19, 2016, and NOVEMBER 2, 2016 REGULAR MEETINGS

Supporting Documents
A Recommended Findings ( Adobe PDF - 57 kb )
B Recommended Conditions of Approval and Final Agency Approval Memos ( Adobe PDF - 2619 kb )
C Applicant Project Revisions ( Adobe PDF - 154 kb )
D Correspondence Received After July 20, 2016 Hearing ( Adobe PDF - 733 kb )
E Correspondence July - October 2016 ( Adobe PDF - 12241 kb )
F October 11, 2016 Petition - Part 1 ( Adobe PDF - 7921 kb )
G October 11, 2016 Petition - Part 2 ( Adobe PDF - 5415 kb )
H Arger Correspondence October 11, 2016 - Letter ( Adobe PDF - 3879 kb )
I Arger Correspondence October 11, 2016 - Exhibit Part 1 ( Adobe PDF - 4594 kb )
J Arger Correspondence October 11, 2016 - Exhibit Part 2 ( Adobe PDF - 6169 kb )
K Arger Correspondence October 11, 2016 - Exhibit Part 3 ( Adobe PDF - 2350 kb )
L Arger Correspondence October 11, 2016 - Exhibit Part 4 ( Adobe PDF - 2425 kb )
M Arger Correspondence December 14, 2016 - Part 1 ( Adobe PDF - 4844 kb )
N Arger Correspondence December 14, 2016 - Part 2 ( Adobe PDF - 4072 kb )
O Arger Correspondence December 14, 2016 - Part 3 ( Adobe PDF - 3263 kb )
P Kamman Hydrological Assessment with Arger Cover Letter ( Adobe PDF - 2281 kb )
Q Manfree Biological Assessment ( Adobe PDF - 3056 kb )
R Richard C. Slade & Associates, LLC - Hydrology Response ( Adobe PDF - 2445 kb )
S Updated Winery Comparison Analysis ( Adobe PDF - 102 kb )
T Master Correspondence List ( Adobe PDF - 42 kb )
U Updated - RCS, LLC Hydrology Response (Added after initial agenda posting) ( Adobe PDF - 2342 kb )
V Correspondence received after packet mail out (Added after meeting) ( Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation - 187509 kb )