On May 16th, City of Napa Community Development Department issued a Request for Proposals for design and consulting services to prepare a Master Plan and required environmental documentation for the CineDome Focus Area. Proposals are due by 5 pm on Friday, June 17th.
As defined in the Downtown Specific Plan and illustrated on the last page of the attached RFP, the Focus Area includes properties owned by the City, SyWest (former CineDome site) and Napa Sanitation District (former pump station and skate park site). The Master Plan will result in a mixed-use development plan that ensures viable land uses; establishes design guidelines for those uses; ensures appropriate massing and scale; enhances open space and linkages for pedestrians and bicyclists; creates activity alongside the Oxbow Commons; establishes a parking solution that addresses needs of existing and future development; and respects nearby neighborhoods.
Staff will work with the SyWest team to evaluate proposals, interview firms and prepare a recommendation for Council consideration this summer, and will kick off the planning shortly after award of contract. The planning effort is anticipated to take approximately one year, and will include stakeholder outreach and community outreach.
You can view the Request for Proposals here.
On April 27, 2016, the City of Napa concluded the fourth Citizens Academy - a free, nine-week program designed to help Napa residents 18 and over learn more about their city government. Academy members:
• Met City Council members, department heads and staff
• Learned how decisions are made, how city funds are allocated and how departments operate
• Enjoyed comprehensive overviews of departments, programs and services
• Discovered the current status and future plans for Napa's development
• Expanded their knowledge and became more informed on current issues and proposed projects within the City
• Participated in lively discussions, role-playing and other fun interactive activities
• Toured city facilities
• Became informed, involved citizens
The first eight sessions were held on consecutive Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the session beginning at 6:00 p.m. The final session on Wednesday, April 27, included a citywide bus tour, followed by a graduation ceremony and reception.
The program is about finding ways to start treating cardiac arrest victims within the three to five minutes that can make the difference between life and death.
The City of Napa, the Napa Sanitation District, and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) are working together to relocate utilities during preliminary work on the State Route 121 (SR-121) Sarco Creek Bridge Replacement Project. Construction of the replacement bridge is scheduled to start in early 2017.
As part of the preliminary utility work, the city will begin relocating a water main Silverado Trail at Sarco Creek (approximately 0.1 miles south of Monticello Road & Silverado Trail). The water main relocation will begin April 18, 2016, and continue through May 31, 2016. This work will require a northbound lane closure along Silverado Trail between Hagen Road and Monticello Road.
Also in preparation for the bridge replacement project, Napa Sanitation District will be relocating sewer mains beginning June 1 and continuing through October 31. This work will require a northbound closure along Silverado Trail between Hagen Road and Monticello Road.
For more information or questions about this project, please contact the following:
Water main relocation:
Michael Hether, City of Napa Water Division, (707) 257-9521
Sewer Main Relocation:
Robin Gamble, Napa Sanitation District, (707) 258-6031
Sarco Creek Bridge Replacement Project:
Before it ever carries floodwaters, Downtown Napa’s Oxbow Commons will get a chance to fulfill its other important role - recreation area! The new park will hosts its first large public event on Saturday, April 23rd as Napa’s annual Earth Day Celebration returns, bigger and better than ever. Presented by the Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County (EECNC), this year’s festival runs from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and features dozens of exhibitor booths displaying environmental products, services, games, and giveaways. Earth Day 2016 is a fun, educational event for the entire family, offering information on a host of important topics - alternative energy, local agriculture, watershed health, pollution prevention, recycling, and more. Expanded children’s activities and a special electric vehicle exhibit are just a few of the enhancements afforded by the new festival site.