Vine Transit Maintenance Facility

NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A
 MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION


To view the Final Draft of the Vine Transit Bus Maintenance Facility MND Report, click here.

To view the Vine Transit Bus Maintenance Facility Appendices, click here.

To view the Comments and Responses to the Mitigated Negative Declaration, click here.

To view the Vine Transit Bus Maintenance Facility Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP), click here.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Napa Valley Transportation Authority has prepared a draft Mitigated Negative Declaration pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), for the Vine Transit Maintenance Facility. The project is not listed on the Hazardous Waste and Substances Sites List as set forth in Government Code Section 65962.5 (Cortese List).

Title: Vine Transit Maintenance Facility Project

Assessor’s Parcel Numbers (APNs): 057-250-025 and 057-250-036

Review Period: October 7th, 2016 through November 6th, 2016

Project Description

The Napa Valley Transportation Authority has acquired two (2) parcels in south Napa County; Napa County Accessor Parcel Numbers 057-250-025 and 057-250-036.  The purpose of the project is for NVTA to acquire property consisting of approximately 351,964 square feet of undeveloped land to develop a public transit maintenance facility.

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.

NVTA proposes constructing a new public transit maintenance facility to replace the currently leased site at 720 Jackson St. in Napa. When complete, the project will span at 8.08 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). 

Mitigated Negative Declaration

In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the CEQA Guidelines, NVTA has prepared a Draft Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND). Based on the Initial Study, the project effects were found to have a less than significant impact on the environment with implementation of identified mitigation measures.

Public Comment Period
The public and all affected agencies are hereby invited to review the Draft IS/MND and submit written comments. The Draft IS/MND can be accessed at: www.nvta.ca.gov/vine-transit-maintenance-facility or at NVTA offices during regular business hours. Comments are due by November 6th, 2016 at 5:00pm local time and should be sent to info@nvta.ca.gov or by mail to 625 Burnell St. Napa, CA 94559.

PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD: A thirty (30) day public review period for the Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration will commence on October 7th, 2016 and will end on November 6th, 2016 for interested individuals and public agencies to submit written comments on the document. Any written comments on the Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration must be received at the above address within the public review period. Copies of the Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration are available for review at the above address and on the website at www.nvta.ca.gov/vine-transit-maintenance-facility.

PUBLIC MEETING: A public hearing for the adoption of the Mitigated Negative Declaration and approval of the project is tentatively scheduled to be heard at the NVTA Board of Director’s meeting on December 21, 2016. Please check the Board Agenda at http://www.nvta.ca.gov in case of changes to this tentatively scheduled hearing date.

 
Vine Transit Maintenance Facility
NVTA's transit services arm- Vine Transit has a need for a new transit maintenance yard.  The present facility at 720 Jackson Street just north of downtown has an inadequate number of bus maintenance bays and does not have adequate parking spaces or all of Vine's vehicles and lacks space for a modern bus wash.  NVTA is searching for a new site and proposes constructing a transit maintenance yard located in Napa County. When completed, the facility will include:
  • Parking for up to 100 transit vehicles of various sizes
  • Administration Building
  • Modern Bus Washer
  • Maintenance Building with up to 8 bays
  • 75 parking spaces for employees and visitors

To view the Vine Transit Bus Maintenance Facility, click here.

To view the Vine Transit Bus Maintenance Facility Appendicies, click here.

Read the project fact sheet

In December 2013, consultants Kimley Horn completed the Bus Maintenance Yard and Fueling Facility Report.  The report documents the feasibility of the proposed Facility for the Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA). The feasibility study was prepared to plan the required space for a new bus maintenance facility, identify potential property sites in Napa County, screen the sites based on prioritized criteria, prepare conceptual facility layouts for the top ranked sites, and finally recommend a preferred site for acquisition by the NVTA.

To read the feasibility report, click here, or download the document on your right.
 
Notice of Public Workshop
Proposed Vine Transit Mantenance Faciliy
West End of Sheehy Ct. Gateway Business Park, Napa, CA
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
 
Onsite parking is available.  Meeting venue is ADA compliant.
Accessibility by Vine Transit:  www.ridethevine.com/routes-schedules
 
ABOUT:  The Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA) is proposing the construction of a 22,000-square-foot, two-story maintenance facility building, standalone administrative offices, a bus wash facility, parking lot for up to 100 public transit vehicles, and parking for employees and visitors located at the west end of Sheehy Ct. The current maintenance yard located on Jackson St. and Soscol is leased, too small to maintain Vine Transit’s existing and growing fleet and no room for expansion. The Sheehy Court properties will provide sufficient space for existing operations and expansion for the next twenty years. This workshop is an open house with our Project Manager discussing the proposed project and why it's needed, a tentative schedule, the environmental review process and the goals of the project. Public comments will be addressed by the Project Manager at this time.
 
Comments:  Comments can be submitted via email at info@nvta.ca.gov and U.S. mail. You may print a downloadable comment slip provided.
 
Problems downloading?  You may access the reports via Dropbox.  You do not need a Dropbox account.
 
Initial Study/ Mitigated Negative Declaration