NVTA releases Initial Study/ Mitigated Negative Declaration for proposed Vine Transit Maintenance Facility

 

NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A
 MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Napa Valley Transportation Authority has prepared an Initial Study/ 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).

To view the Vine Transit Bus Maintenance Facility Initial Study- Mitigated Negative Declaration, click here.

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

Title: Vine Transit Bus 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.

 

To view the Vine Transit Bus Maintenance Facility Initial Study- Mitigated Negative Declaration, click here.

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

 

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Initial Study/ Mitigated Negative Declaration