GPAC Quick Hits

Welcome to the GPAC Quick Hits Newsletter!

This newsletter is intended to provide the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) periodic updates on the General Plan Update process, upcoming meetings, and activities. It is also a way for GPAC Members and Planning Staff to share articles and ideas on topics of interest and trends related to community planning.

* Shared articles are for informational purposes only and do not constitute City of Napa or GPAC endorsement of any particular topic.

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GPAC Meeting Recap

September 23, 2019 

The GPAC met on Monday, September 23 and made headway on the Guiding Principles for the General Plan. Final edits will be made at the October 28 meeting.

Moving away from the traditional growth alternatives, the GPAC will review 4 priority redevelopment areas for the next phase of the General Plan Update. A workshop will be held during the next meeting on October 28.

                                                    Review the presentation from this week's meeting!

Health In All Policies Flyer

Health & The General Plan

Join the City of Napa and Regional partners for a discussion on the role of public policy in shaping community health outcomes! 

Monday, October 7
Napa Senior Center
1500 Jefferson Street
Doors Open at 5PM


Waters Technology Park Rendering

Waters Technology Park

San Mateo, California

At the California APA Conference in Santa Barbara, staff attended a session on Transforming Land Banks into Housing Solutions - Creatively reevaluating underutilized land assets for housing.

One case study was the Waters Technology Park redevelopment in San Mateo. 
Waters Technology Office Park is an 11.1-acre property  occupied by an approximately 100,000-square-foot office business park. The proposed redevelopment would demolish all existing offices and replace with 190 for-sale residences, including a mix of two-story detached single-family residences, as well as three and four story attached townhomes and flats, a trail and open space.

Read more from Dahlin Group - Architecture & Planning or on the City of San Mateo's Project Information webpage.

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Great Places in America

Good Planning Through Good Policies

The American Planning Association's (APA) annual list of Great Places in America was released this week. For 12 years, APA has recognized Great Streets, Great Neighborhoods, and Great Public Spaces that make communities stronger.

"Our 2019 Great Places designees represent the gold standard in planning and demonstrate why stakeholder engagement at the local, state, and federal levels matters."

2019 Great Places in America

General Plan Update - Behind the Scenes

American Planning Association - California Chapter Conference
Planning staff attended the California APA Conference in Santa Barbara and will share recaps and case studies in upcoming Newsletters!

Senior Staff Update Scheduled
Dyett & Bhatia will provide an update on the General Plan progress at an upcoming Senior Staff meeting in October. 

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