Napa Civic Center Overview


About the Napa Civic Center Project

The proposed Civic Center will consolidate City administrative and public safety functions into a four-story building of approximately 130,000 square feet, including an 18,000- to 24,000-square-foot expansion space on the fourth floor. The selected site is on the current Community Services Building block (bound by First, Clay, Seminary, and Washington streets). The Civic Center will also include a new Fire Station #1 on the current Housing Authority site on the north side of Clay Street at Seminary Street. A 271-space parking garage will also be constructed on a surface parking lot at 1511 Clay Street (just west of the existing Clay Street Garage).

The proposed Civic Center will create a western gateway to Downtown Napa fronting the north side of First Street. There will be ample public amenities and gathering spaces including a state-of-the-art City Council chambers; training and meeting rooms; public plazas; welcoming public counters; public art; and, as mentioned, a new downtown parking garage.

Superblock Site

Key to the successful development of the Civic Center is the sale and redevelopment of the current City-owned “Superblock” – bound by First, Second, School and Seminary streets – where the current City Hall, Fire Station 1 and the Public Safety building are located. The proceeds from the property sale and ongoing tax revenue that are generated by a redeveloped Superblock will provide significant funds to help pay for the Civic Center (see more discussion under Frequently Asked Questions). As proposed, the Superblock would be developed to include:

  • A 200- to 250-room hotel
  • A small market, restaurants, cafe and retail uses totaling approximately 40,000 square feet
  • Up to 100 residential units
  • Parking spaces sufficient for all uses will be contained on site or nearby offsite/off-street