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Community Benefits, Napa Public Benefits, Parks & Trails

Napa Oaks provides many public benefits, which are those features of the project that serve the public interest.

 COMMUNITY BENEFITS OF NAPA OAKS

Napa Oaks provides many public benefits, which are those features of the project that serve the public interest. Napa Oaks provides approximately $15 million in immediate benefits to the City of Napa.  In addition, it will generate approximately $1 million in annual property tax revenue.

Meeting Napa’s Housing Needs on Multiple Levels

Napa Oaks addresses the housing inventory crisis at all levels by providing executive level homes onsite and a direct affordable housing contribution.  The project also provides an alternative for additional mid-level homes if the City desires. The addition of these homes reduces housing displacement of working families in neighborhoods like Old Town and Alta Heights. 

Preserving Napa’s Views of the Hillside

Napa Oaks will preserve the existing views of the hillsides. The project has been designed to carefully cluster the homes in areas not visible by naturally screening with existing oak woodlands and natural topography. Additionally, Napa Oaks will protect the 29-acre hilltop oak woodland ridge to the north in a conservation easement.

 

 

Improving Safety on Old Sonoma Road

Napa Oaks will install a roundabout at the project entrance to slow vehicles as they enter the city limits, while providing a signature gateway into the Old Sonoma Road residential neighborhoods. Napa Oaks will install offsite sidewalks and bike lanes to further improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in the neighborhood.

 

Click below to see animation of the roundabout

 

Protecting Open Space and Public Trails System

Fifty acres, or 62% of the entire property, will be dedicated to open space to preserve the property in its natural state.  The property will be open to the public for recreational use, including approximately 2 miles of hiking and biking trails that meander through the property with spectacular views of Napa County and beyond. The trail system incorporates a trailhead with park amenities, including play equipment for kids of all ages, a fitness center for adults and parking at no cost to the public.

 

Click to see animation of the trailhead

 

Partnering on Affordable Housing

Napa Oaks, through its collaboration with the Gasser Foundation and its affiliates, will provide immediate funding to a shovel-ready affordable housing project within the City.  Through this community collaboration, Napa Oaks assists in the completion of housing that is crucial to young families and Napa’s workforce. This funding will be subject to oversight and project approval by the City.

 

 

 

 


Habitat and Oak Woodland Preservation

Napa Oaks will partner with Napa County Resource Conservation District in implementing its Acorn to Oaks program on the site. Through this program, Napa Oaks will preserve, protect and highlight the species of oaks native to the site. This voluntary educational program is designed to replace the oaks removed throughout Napa Valley over the past several decades, while educating local youth about our native oak ecology.  

Napa Oaks will permanently preserve 79 acres of oak woodlands and habitat, on and offsite. This oak woodland preserve forever protects the westerly ridgeline viewshed on both sides of Old Sonoma Road, and creates permanent wildlife habitat and corridors through a conservation easement. Napa Oaks also will monitor the onsite wetlands, eradicate noxious weeds, restore and maintain native grasslands, environmental protections that do not exist today. 

VISIT ACORNS TO OAKS: http://naparcd.org/acorns-to-oaks/


    Protecting the Hillside

    Napa Oaks is designed to cluster home sites and streets on areas previously graded and flattened in the 1960’s. This clustering approach avoids ridgeline home sites and utilizes natural topography and trees to screen visibility from the valley floor. This environmentally sensitive design minimizes grading, erosion, tree removal, and hillside disturbance.

    Completing the City-Wide Water Loop System

    Napa Oaks will improve Napa’s water quality, water pressure, and fire safety with the construction of two-thirds of a mile of public water main.  This will complete the citywide water system from Browns Valley to the Old Sonoma Road neighborhoods, increasing reliability for local water service and fire protection, at no cost to the public.

    Napa Oaks will improve Napa’s water quality, water pressure, and fire safety with the construction of two-thirds of a mile of public water main.  This will complete the citywide water system from Browns Valley to the Old Sonoma Road neighborhoods, increasing reliability for local water service and fire protection, at no cost to the public.  

    Privately Maintained Streets and Open Space

    All street improvements, storm drain facilities, open space and publicly accessible trail and trailhead amenities will be privately maintained with no cost to the City of Napa.


    Property Tax Revenue

    Annual property tax revenue is estimated to be approximately $1 million.

    Accessory Dwelling Units

    Each home will have an attached accessory dwelling unit (ADU), also known as a junior accessory dwelling unit.  Thirty percent of the homes will be constructed immediately with the ADU.  For the remainder of homes, each buyer will have the option to have the ADU constructed, and if decline, Davidon will pre-plumb the home for simple future conversion.  This implements an optional affordable rental component to all homes within Napa Oaks.