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Planning Commission 3/15/2017 Regular Meeting

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8A

SOUTH WHITEHALL LANE DEVELOPMENT, LLC / WHL WINERY / USE PERMIT (P15-00215-UP) & 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 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 gallon winery with the following characteristics: (a) a new 6,812 sq. ft. winery building with an 1,230 sq. ft. unenclosed covered crush pad area, bottling to be handled by a mobile bottling service on an as needed basis within the unenclosed crush pad area; (b) a 384 sq. ft. pump house and trash enclosure; (c) on-site parking for two (2) vehicles; (d) a new driveway adjoining the west property line; (e) fewer than 10 full and part time employees; (f) hours of operation from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, seven days per week; (g) four (4) water storage tanks with a capacity of 10,000 gallons each for fire protection, domestic and irrigation; and (h) Installation of a wastewater treatment system. No tours and tastings or marketing events are proposed. The request also includes an exception to the County’s Road and Street Standards (RSS) to allow widths of less than 22-feet for two existing portions of the South Whitehall Lane shared access drive. The project is located on a 19.97-acre parcel within the Agricultural Preserve (AP) zoning district on the southeast side of South Whitehall Lane (a shared private access drive), approximately 630-feet west of the bend in the road or approximately 0.6 miles south of Whitehall Lane. 1561 South Whitehall Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574. APN: 027-460-013.

Staff Recommendation: Continue the item to the regular meeting of April 5, 2017.

Staff Contact: Sean Trippi, Project Planner, (707) 299-1353 or sean.trippi@countyofnapa.org

Applicant Contact: Donna B. Oldford, Plans4Wine, 2620 Pinot Way, St. Helena, CA 94574, (707) 963-5832

ITEM CONTINUED FROM THE FEBRUARY 15, 2017 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING.

Supporting Documents
A Continuance Request ( Adobe PDF - 180 kb )

8B

RAYMOND VINEYARD AND CELLAR, INC. / RAYMOND – TICEN RANCH WINERY / USE PERMIT MAJOR MODIFICATION #P15-00307 – MOD

CEQA Status:
Consideration and possible adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP). According to the MND, the proposed project would not have any potentially significant environmental impacts after implementation of mitigation measures related to potential impacts to Biological Resources and Tribal Cultural Resources. This proposed project site is not on any lists of hazardous waste sites enumerated under Government Code Section 65962.5.

Request: Approval of a Major Modification (P15-00307 – MOD) to amend the existing entitlements allowing the operation of Raymond Vineyard and Cellars’ Winery (Raymond Winery) with visitation and marketing events at 849 Zinfandel Lane, south of the City of St. Helena. The request consists of operational changes that include: 1) addition of the Ticen Ranch property, located at 1584 St. Helena Highway, into Raymond Winery operations, with conversion of the Ticen Ranch residence and barn into winery visitation and administration space; 2) extension of winery operating hours until 11:00 p.m. during harvest (August through November) and visitation hours until 6:30 p.m. year round; 3) allowance for on-site consumption of wine in specified areas on the properties; and 4) allowance for up to half of Raymond Winery’s currently permitted, annual marketing events to be held outdoors. The request includes modifications to the development of the Raymond Winery and Ticen Ranch parcels that include a new access driveway to the Raymond Winery from St. Helena Highway and across the Ticen Ranch parcel, as well as construction of a vineyard viewing platform, 61 new parking stalls between the two existing parcels, improvements to the existing sanitary wastewater treatment system, and installation of two, 10,000-gallon, water storage tanks. The application also includes requests to legitimize an existing, noncompliant number of employees (90 full-time, part-time and seasonal) and additional site modifications and conversions of building use that are already in place but that were completed without benefit of County permit approvals. The properties at 849 Zinfandel Lane and 1584 St. Helena Highway (Assessor’s Parcel Nos. 030-270-013 and 030-270-012, respectively) are under common ownership, have a General Plan land use designation of Agricultural Resource (AR) and are located in the Agricultural Preserve (AP) District.

Staff Recommendation: Adopt the MND and MMRP and approve the requested Use Permit Major Modification, as conditioned.

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

Applicant’s Representative: Donna Oldford, Plans4Wine; (707) 963-5832 or email address DBOldford@aol.com

ITEM CONTINUED FROM JANUARY 18 AND FEBRUARY 1, 2017, REGULAR MEETINGS


8C

ROBERT DELEUZE AND BRETT DELEUZE / ZD WINES / USE PERMIT MAJOR MODIFICATION NO. P16-16-00026-MOD

CEQA Status: Consideration and possible adoption of Categorical Exemptions Class 1: It has been determined that this type of project does not have a significant effect on the environment and is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act. [See Section 15301, Existing Facilities, which may be found in the guidelines for the implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act at 14 CCR §15301; see also Napa County’s Local Procedures for Implementing the California Environmental Quality Act, Appendix B, under Class 1 (Existing Facilities), #1(a) reconstructing, resurfacing, and/or seal coating of the pavement]. This project is not on any lists of hazardous waste sites enumerated under Government Code Section 65962.5.

Request: Approval of a Major Modification to an existing 70,000 gallon winery (#U-697778 and #U-90-42) to allow the following: 1) re-allocate and rearrange the 33 existing parking spaces and add approximately ±729 sq. ft. of pervious surfaces to the existing asphalt surface to allow all parking stalls a full nineteen feet in length; 2) re-allocate 56 sq. ft. of existing building area to expand the 815 sq. ft. second floor tasting room area to a total of 871 sq. ft.; 3) remodel and expand the existing 622 sq. ft. second floor deck, adding a partial covering for a total of 1,228 sq. ft. in area; 4) to confirm 25 full-time employees, 10 part-time employees; 5) to confirm the daily visitation level of 225 visitors; and, 6) to modify the on-premises consumption of wine condition (Permit #P14-00041 VMM) to include the “Vineyard View Room” with “Deck A and Deck B”, in accordance with Business and Professions Code Sections 23358, 23390 and 2.3396.5. There is no expansion in the footprint of the winery building or increase in production. The project is located on a 5.75± acre parcel on the west side of Silverado Trail, approximately one mile northwest of Skellenger Lane and one mile southeast of Sage Canyon Rd., within the Agriculture, Watershed and Open Space General Plan land use designation and within the Agricultural Preserve zoning district. 8383 Silverado Trail, Napa. APN: 030-200-005.

Staff Recommendation: Find the project Categorically Exempt from CEQA and approve the Use Permit Major Modification, as conditioned.

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

Applicant Contact: David B. Gilbreth, 1152 Hardman Ave, Napa, CA 94558, 707-337-6412; davidgnapa@icloud.com

Supporting Documents
A Recommended Findings ( Adobe PDF - 54 kb )
B Recommended Conditions of Approval and Final Agency Approval Memos ( Adobe PDF - 3486 kb )
C Prior Approval Documents ( Adobe PDF - 5742 kb )
D CEQA Memorandum ( Adobe PDF - 216 kb )
E Application Documents ( Adobe PDF - 3322 kb )
F Water Availability Analysis ( Adobe PDF - 2089 kb )
G Wastewater Feasibility Study ( Adobe PDF - 669 kb )
H Graphics ( Adobe PDF - 2960 kb )
I Winery Comparison Analysis ( Adobe PDF - 116 kb )
J Correspondence received after packet mail out (Added after meeting) ( Adobe PDF - 1139 kb )