Napa Civic Center

Coming Up: City Council Meeting on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 3:30 PM. Staff will provide an update to City Council on the Napa Civic Center. Stay tuned for the agenda!

Project Background

The City of Napa’s facilities for public safety and general administration are currently spread across many City-owned and leased buildings. Some buildings are over 50 years old and in need of upgrades and expansion to accommodate the City’s operational needs and meet modern building codes. Most of the buildings are aging, noncompliant with current regulations, ill-suited to City functions, and in need of significant rehabilitation. This compromises functional and energy efficiency—and the mounting costs to operate, repair, and maintain these facilities is a growing concern and public expense.

In addition, the Public Safety Building—where Fire Administration, Police Department, 9-1-1 Dispatch, and the Emergency Operations Center operate—does not meet current California Essential Services Act standards for seismic safety. Although it survived the 2014 earthquake, the building sustained significant damage and may not be fully functional in the event of another quake, and Napa needs an Emergency Operations Center able to react to future disasters. In addition to significant renovation and modernization to continue to provide critical services to the community, additional space is needed to address the operational needs of the Public Safety forces.  

Next Steps

Since the Interim City Manager took office at the end of July 2018, he has made the proposed Civic Center project one of his top priorities. The City Council has been very supportive giving him the time necessary to explore concerns and interests presented by employees, community members, and subject matter experts. His goal is to examine all aspects of the proposed project and make recommendations for cost containment/reduction measures as well as proximity and efficiency improvements so that the Mayor and City Council can make informed decisions as it continues its negotiation with Plenary Partners Napa (Plenary).

Community Outreach

There have been more than 40 public meetings to date on the Civic Center project, and citizen input has resulted in some changes and improvements to original designs. Community involvement is critical to the success of this important project.

  1. Presentations 
  2. Public Meetings
  3. Events & Outreach

Over the course of this project, the Project Team has met with and presented to a number of community groups and organizations, to share the vision of the project and garner feedback. If you are interested in receiving a presentation from the Project Team, please let us know by emailing us.

Here are some of the groups that have requested and received presentations:

  • Architects Exchange
  • Sunrise Rotary
  • GAP Committee
  • Chamber of Commerce Board
  • Housing Coalition
  • Democrats of Napa
  • PG&E Retirees