Notice of Public Hearing and Notice of Intent to Certify an Environmental Impact Report for the Vine Transit Bus Maintenance Facility

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA) will hold a public hearing recommending to the NVTA’s Board of Director’s certification of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), for the Vine Transit Bus Maintenance Facility and to approve the following project:

Project Description and Location

NVTA acquired Accessor Parcel Numbers (APNs) 057-250-025 and 057-250-036 for the purpose of constructing a new transit maintenance facility to replace the currently leased site at 720 Jackson St. in Napa. The property consists of approximately 351,964 square feet of undeveloped land.  The approximately eight-acre project site is located on two parcels at the terminus of Sheehy Court, approximately 900 feet west of its intersection with Devlin Road, in unincorporated Napa County, California.

When complete, the project will span nearly eight (8) acres, including:

•       Maintenance building with up to eight (8) bays

•       Administration building

•       Parking for 93 public transit vehicles up to 60’ long

•       75 visitor and employee parking

•       Compliance with all building and design standards and regulations including American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The property is located within the Napa Valley Gateway Business Park, a 300-acre business park located adjacent to the Napa County Airport on Highway 29 in South Napa County which accommodates a combination of industrial, warehouse and service retail.

CEQA Environmental Impacts

In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the CEQA Guidelines, NVTA has prepared an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). As part of the EIR, issues that were found to have potentially significant impacts in the Initial Study and therefore required additional analysis in the EIR included air quality, biological resources, GHG emissions, hydrology and water quality, land use and planning, noise, and transportation/traffic. The public and all affected agencies were invited to review the Draft EIR and submit written comments. The forty-five (45) day comment period was from September 19, 2017 to November 2, 2017. The Final EIR can be reviewed and accessed at:www.nvta.ca.gov/vine-transit-maintenance-facility or at NVTA offices during regular business hours.  

PUBLIC HEARING: A public hearing for the recommended certification of the EIR and approval of the project is scheduled to be heard at the NVTA Board of Director’s meeting on January 17, 2018 at 1:30pm or thereafter in the City Hall Council Chambers 955 School Street Napa, CA, 94559. Please check the Board Agenda at http://www.nvta.ca.gov in case of changes to the scheduled hearing date.

Contact Information:  Rebecca Schenck, Project Manager

                                   Napa Valley Transportation Authority

                                   625 Burnell St.

                                   Napa, CA 94559

                                   rschenck@nvta.ca.gov

                                   (707) 259-8636

All persons interested in the matter may appear and be heard at this meeting.