Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration- 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 adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration 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.

NVTA proposes. When complete, the project will span at least 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 a 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. The public and all affected agencies were invited to review the Draft IS/MND and submit written comments. The IS/MND can be reviewed and accessed at: or at NVTA offices during regular business hours.   The thirty (30) day comment period was from October 7th, 2016 to November 6th, 2016.

PUBLIC HEARING: A public hearing for the recommended adoption of the Mitigated Negative Declaration and approval of the project is scheduled to be heard at the NVTA Board of Director’s meeting on December 21st, 2016 at 1:30pm or thereafter. Please check the Board Agenda at in case of changes to the scheduled hearing date.

Contact Information:    Antonio Onorato, Project Manager
                                    Napa Valley Transportation Authority
                                    625 Burnell St.
                                    Napa, CA 94559
                                    (707) 259-8779

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