Agendas & Minutes

Airport Land Use Commission 5/17/2017 Special Meeting

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Staff Recommendation:
  That the Commission elect a Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson for the 2017 calendar year.

Staff Contact:  Melissa Frost 299-1380 or



CEQA Status: The ALUC's Consistency Determination does not meet the definition of a "project" as defined by 14 California Code of Regulations 15378 (State CEQA Guidelines) and, therefore, CEQA is not applicable. The ALUC is only making a finding of consistency with airport compatibility regulations and is not responsible for approving or undertaking the project. The County of Napa is the Lead Agency responsible for carrying out the project and has prepared an Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

Request: Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan Consistency Determination regarding County of Napa Use Permit (P14-00261-UP) to allow construction and operation of a personal-use heliport on one of the following two projects sites: 1) Proposed Project (Project) site is located on approximately 0.5 acres of a 220.4-acre parcel located at 4031 Hagen Road, east of the intersection of Hagen Road and Olive Hill Lane (Assessor’s Parcel No. 033-110-080); or alternatively, 2) Mt. George Alternative site is located on approximately 0.5 acres of a 46-acre parcel (Assessor's Parcel No. 033-110-079) located approximately 1.5 miles south of Monticello Road (State Route 121) and approximately one mile northeast of the proposed location of the heliport on the Project site. The heliport would include construction of a helicopter landing pad (helipad) measuring 60 feet long and wide on the Project site and 45 feet long and wide on the Mt. George Alternative site, plus an approximately 4,000 square foot hangar and storage building. The heliport is proposed for the personal use (non-commercial) of the resident owners of the property for up to a maximum of four arrival and four departure flights per week. The sites are located approximately 7.5 miles north by northeast of the Napa County Airport.

Staff Recommendation: Find that the Mt. George Alternative site is consistent with the Napa County Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP).

Staff Contact: John McDowell, 299-1354,

Applicant’s Representative: Brian Russell, Abbott & Kindermann, LLP, phone 707-294-2775 or email

Supporting Documents
A ALUC Application ( Adobe PDF - 665 kb )
B March 1, 2017 Napa County Staff Report ( Adobe PDF - 164 kb )
C May 17, 2017 Napa County Staff Report ( Adobe PDF - 155 kb )
D County Draft Conditions of Approval ALUC Specific ( Adobe PDF - 207 kb )
E Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan Heliport Policies ( Adobe PDF - 339 kb )
F California Airport Land Use Planning Handbook Heliport Guidelines ( Adobe PDF - 521 kb )
G Graphics ( Adobe PDF - 9219 kb )
H Public Comments ( Adobe PDF - 945 kb )
I Correspondence received after packet mail out (Added after meeting) ( Adobe PDF - 3418 kb )
J Ken Brody, Mead & Hunt Presentation (Added after meeting) ( Adobe PDF - 4328 kb )