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Planning Commission 11/15/2017 Regular Meeting

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8A

REGUSCI SIMONE RANCH LIMITED PARTNERSHIP / REGUSCI WINERY / USE PERMIT MAJOR MODIFICATION APPLICATION #P16-00307-MOD AND REQUEST FOR EXCEPTION TO ROAD & STREET STANDARDS

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 request to modify a previously-approved Use Permit (95550-UP) for the existing Regusci Winery, to include all of the following: a) winery expansion and an increase in permitted annual wine production from 25,000 to 50,000 gallons per year; b) deletion of a condition of approval of 95550-UP that allows one custom production operation utilizing 5,000 gallons of the production capacity and no more than 20 percent of the winery's storage area; c) an increase in visitation from 10 to 400 visitors to the winery per week, with no more than 150 guests on any day; d) addition of opportunities for visitors to consume wine purchased on-site (Business and Professions Code Sections 23358, 23390 and 23396.5), in four locations proximate to the winery buildings and a proposed recycled water storage pond; e) addition of a marketing program that includes food and wine pairings (one per day, up to four days per week) for up to 12 guests per day, plus 10 events annually for up to 50 guests, five events annually for up to 150 guests and one event annually for up to 200 guests, with some events to occur outdoors, in the four locations for which on-site wine consumption is requested; f) an increase in employment from one full-time to 16 full-time and part-time staff members; g) recognition of 2,330 square feet of administrative employee areas inside of an existing building, labeled as Building C on the use permit plans, that was not approved under prior use permit; h) recognition of approximately 730 square feet of food preparation space inside of Building C, which area was not approved under prior use permit; i) approval of a public water system; j) recognition of 17 on-site, employee and visitor vehicle parking spaces where the prior use permit authorized 10; k) replacement of four, 10,000-gallon aboveground tanks with one 15-foot tall steel tank for storage of between 65,000 and 100,000 gallons of water for fire suppression purposes; l) grading and excavation on a portion of an approximately 0.6-acre area northwest of the winery buildings, for purposes of installing a pond for storage of one acre-foot of recycled water for vineyard irrigation; m) installation of various other changes to utilities and facilities on-site, including installation of a fire hydrant, a pond infiltration and pumping system, a Lyve wastewater treatment system with related aboveground equipment and tanks, and directional traffic markings and signage on the existing paved access road to inform drivers of one-way traffic movements. The project includes widening of the winery's private access road from Silverado Trail to 20 feet of asphalt-paved width. The project also includes a request for an exception to Napa County Road and Street Standards (RSS) to remove the requirement for a two-foot wide gravel shoulder where the road abuts an existing walnut tree.

The Regusci Winery operates on 162.6-acre parcel located at 5584 Silverado Trail, Napa (Assessor's Parcel No. 039-030-023), on the east side of Silverado Trail and approximately two miles east of the town of Yountville. The property has General Plan land use designations of Agricultural Resource (AR) and Agriculture, Watershed and Open Space (AWOS), and is zoned AP (Agricultural Preserve) and AW (Agricultural Watershed) Districts.

Options for Planning Commission Action:
Option 1:  Adopt the Negative Declaration and approve the Use Permit Modification in its entirety, as requested by the Applicant based on the findings in Attachment A and as conditioned in Attachment B.
Option 2:  Adopt the Negative Declaration and approved reduced visitation compared to the applicant's requested Use Permit Modification, pursuant to Commission direction and based on modified findings in Attachment A and modified conditions as contained in Attachment B.
Option 3:  Deny the requested Use Permit based on findings provided by the Planning Commission.  This action would require that the winery operate at its currently approved levels. 

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

Applicant Contact: George Monteverdi, Monteverdi Consulting, (707) 761-2516 or george@monteverdiconsulting.com

CONTINUED FROM OCTOBER 18, 2017, & NOVEMBER 1, 2017 REGULAR MEETINGS

Supporting Documents
A Recommended Findings ( Adobe PDF - 77 kb )
B Recommended Conditions of Approval and Final Agency Approval Memos ( Adobe PDF - 11885 kb )
C Previous Project Conditions and Notice of Violation ( Adobe PDF - 597 kb )
D Initial Study / Negative Declaration ( Adobe PDF - 385 kb )
E Use Permit Modification Application Packet ( Adobe PDF - 9278 kb )
F RSS Exception Application Packet ( Adobe PDF - 7706 kb )
G Water Availability Analysis ( Adobe PDF - 9474 kb )
H Wastewater Feasibility Study ( Adobe PDF - 13978 kb )
I Traffic Study ( Adobe PDF - 27502 kb )
J Historic Evaluation (Added after initial agenda posting) ( Adobe PDF - 7337 kb )
K Graphics (Added after initial agenda posting) ( Adobe PDF - 4832 kb )
L Winery Comparison Analysis (Added after initial agenda posting) ( Adobe PDF - 116 kb )
M Project Revision & Additional Information (Added after initial agenda posting) ( Adobe PDF - 563 kb )

8B

WILLIAM MORGAN / SHED CREEK WINERY / USE PERMIT # P14-00346 AND USE PERMIT EXCEPTION TO THE CONSERVATION REGULATIONS P17-00178

CEQA Status: Consideration and possible adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP). According to the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration, the proposed project would not have any potentially significant environmental impacts after implementation of mitigation measures. Mitigation measures are proposed for the area of cultural resources. 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 for a new 5,000 gallon per year winery to allow: 1) Conversion of an existing, approximately 700 square foot barn into the winery building, including approximately 250 square feet for a tasting room; 2) Addition of approximately 100 square feet of new building, including restroom and cleaning room (to be built on an existing gravel pad); 3) Approximately 1,800 square foot covered crush pad (existing paved area around barn); 4) Tours and tastings by appointment only with a maximum of 15 people per day; 5) An annual marketing program of 10 events for a maximum of 30 people and one event for a maximum of 100 people; 6) Two (2) full-time and two (2) part time employees; 7) Hours of operation daily, Monday – Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm (production) and 10 am to 5 pm (visitation); 8) Seven (7) parking spaces for visitors and employees; 9) Septic systems for process waste and domestic waste; and 10) Water storage tanks. The project includes a request for an exception to the Napa County Road and Streets Standards (RSS) for improvements to Grapevine Lane. The project also includes approval of a Use Permit to allow an Exception to the Conservation Regulations for work within a required creek setback. The project is located on a 287-acre site at the end of Grapevine Lane in Gordon Valley. 80 Grapevine Lane, Napa, CA 94558. APN: 033-170-002.

Staff Recommendation: Adopt the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration; approve the requested Use Permit Exception to the Conservation Regulations; approve the request for an exception to the Napa County Roads and Street Standards; and approve the Use Permit as conditioned.

Staff Contact: Emily Hedge, Planner II, phone 707-299-8226 or email emily.hedge@countyofnapa.org

Applicant Contact: Robert Morgan, 450 Oak View Drive, Vacaville, CA; phone 707-718-0044 or email bobm@morgansoutdoorliving.com

Supporting Documents
A Recommended Findings ( Adobe PDF - 65 kb )
B Recommended Conditions of Approval and Final Agency Approval Memos ( Adobe PDF - 12747 kb )
C Mitigated Negative Declaration and MMRP ( Adobe PDF - 744 kb )
D Use Permit Application Packet ( Adobe PDF - 2661 kb )
E Use Permit Exception to the Conservation Regulations Application Packet ( Adobe PDF - 2540 kb )
F Request for an Exception to the Napa County Road and Street Standards ( Adobe PDF - 5535 kb )
G Wastewater System Calculations and Septic Plans ( Adobe PDF - 1541 kb )
H Water Availability Analysis and Groundwater Recharge Calculations ( Adobe PDF - 989 kb )
I Traffic Calculations ( Adobe PDF - 902 kb )
J Cultural Resource Evaluation ( Adobe PDF - 54 kb )
K Historical Resource Report ( Adobe PDF - 377 kb )
L Graphics ( Adobe PDF - 4387 kb )
M Winery Comparison Analysis ( Adobe PDF - 101 kb )
N Public Comments ( Adobe PDF - 2152 kb )

8C

SCHRAMSBERG VINEYARD COMPANY / SCHRAMSBERG VINEYARDS WINERY ENTRY GATE / USE PERMIT EXCEPTION TO THE CONSERVATION REGULATIONS APPLICATION #P17-00288

CEQA Status: Consideration and possible adoption of a Categorical Exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15303 (Categorical Exemption Class 3 New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures), which exempts the construction of new structures, including single family residences, a second dwelling unit, appurtenant structures, and road improvements; and CEQA Guidelines Section 15304 (Categorical Exemption Class 4 Minor Alterations to Land), which exempts minor alterations to land including minor trenching where the surface is restored. The project site is not located on any of the lists of hazardous material sites compiled pursuant to Government Code Section 65962.5.

Request: Approval of a request for an exception to the Napa County Conservation Regulations (County Code Chapter 18.108), in the form of a Use Permit, in order to allow a new entry gate across an existing paved private access road (Schramsberg Road) to encroach into the minimum required 45-foot stream setback from the top of bank of an unnamed county definitional stream (as defined in County Code Section 18.108.030). The proposed new gate would be located within an existing 30-foot access easement for the private paved access road through the parcel located at 3999 St. Helena Highway (Assessor's Parcel No. 020-230-001), and would provide security during non-work hours (before 8:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m.) for Schramsberg Winery located at 1400 Schramsberg Road (Assessor's Parcel No. 020-300-014). The two gate pillars, corresponding concrete pads, and shallow trench to provide power, would all be located within the stream setback. Both properties are approximately two miles southeast of the City of Calistoga, have a General Plan land use designation of Agriculture, Watershed and Open Space (AWOS), and are located in the AW (Agricultural Watershed) zoning district.

Staff Recommendation: Find the project categorically exempt from CEQA and approve the Use Permit Exception request, as conditioned.

Staff Contact: Kyra Engelberg, Planner II; phone (707) 299-1788; email kyra.engelberg@countyofnapa.org

Applicant: Fred Zammataro, on behalf of Schramsberg Vineyard Company; phone (707) 942-5943; email fzammataro@schramsberg.com

Supporting Documents
A Recommended Findings ( Adobe PDF - 203 kb )
B Recommended Conditions ( Adobe PDF - 213 kb )
C CEQA Exemption Memo ( Adobe PDF - 167 kb )
D Application Packet ( Adobe PDF - 4350 kb )
E Graphics ( Adobe PDF - 3652 kb )

8D

MA VINEYARD PROPERTIES LLC / VINCENT ARROYO WINERY / USE PERMIT MAJOR MODIFICATION # P16-00327-MOD

CEQA Status: Consideration and possible adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP). According to the revised, proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration, the proposed project would not have any potentially significant environmental impacts after implementation of mitigation measures. Mitigation measures are proposed for the area of transportation and traffic. 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 Major Modification (P16-00327- MOD) to modify an existing 20,000 gallon winery to permit: 1) Increase in wine production from 20,000 to 70,000 gallons annually; 2) Increase in number of employees to a maximum of 10; 3) Change in the visitation hours of operation from the existing 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (production hours remain 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.); 4) Increase in tours and tastings by appointment from 30 persons per day to a maximum of 50 persons per day; 5) Increase in the marketing program to include one 100-person event, three 200-person events, four 130-person events, and twelve 20-person events; 6) Catering or pre-packaged food for events and tastings; 7) Visitation and marketing events to occur in the existing rose garden; 8) Seven (7) additional parking spaces for a total of 13 spaces; 9) Upgrade to the existing wastewater system; 10) Installation of a domestic water system served by a new well; and 11) Widening of the existing driveway to meet current Road and Street Standards. The project is located on a 22.62-acre site on the north side of Greenwood Avenue, directly north of the City of Calistoga, within the AP (Agricultural Preserve) zoning district. 2361 Greenwood Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515. APN: 017-230-020.

Staff Recommendation: Adopt the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration and approve the requested Major Modification to the previously approved use permit, as conditioned.

Staff Contact: Emily Hedge, Planner II, phone 707-299-8226 or email emily.hedge@countyofnapa.org

Applicant Contact: Matthew Moye, 2361 Greenwood Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515; (707) 942-6995; matt@vincentarroyo.com

Supporting Documents
A Recommended Findings ( Adobe PDF - 50 kb )
B Recommended Conditions of Approval and Final Agency Approval Memos ( Adobe PDF - 2367 kb )
C Previous Project Conditions ( Adobe PDF - 3578 kb )
D Mitigated Negative Declaration and MMRP ( Adobe PDF - 789 kb )
E Use Permit Application Packet ( Adobe PDF - 3792 kb )
F Water Availability Analysis ( Adobe PDF - 1019 kb )
G Water System Feasibility Report ( Adobe PDF - 8270 kb )
H Septic Feasibility Report ( Adobe PDF - 5132 kb )
I Traffic Study ( Adobe PDF - 3419 kb )
J Public Comments ( Adobe PDF - 806 kb )
K Graphics ( Adobe PDF - 415 kb )
L Winery Comparison Analysis ( Adobe PDF - 109 kb )