Rivers-Marie Initial Study Mitigated Negative Declaration
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT
A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION
In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the City of Calistoga, Planning and Building Department has prepared an Initial Study/CEQA Checklist for the above referenced project. The Planning and Building Department has determined that the proposed project with mitigation measures will not have a significant adverse effect on the environment. The City of Calistoga intends to adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project.
General Project Description & Setting: The project would establish a 10,000-case winemaking facility and tasting room on a .80-acre parcel in the City of Calistoga. The project includes up to two custom crush services to be provided to outside clients as well. The site is accessed via an improved shared driveway off of Foothill Boulevard (SR29).
The production facility will operate 7 days per week, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. During grape harvest, crushing operations may extend into early morning hours to allow for late night and early morning grape delivery. The tasting room hours of operation are between 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Special events are limited to four per year, with no more than eight guests.
Applicants: Thomas Brown, 1418 Cedar Street, Calistoga, CA. 94515
Lead Agency Contact Person: Kevin Thompson, Senior Planner, City of Calistoga, Planning and Building Department (707) 942-2830.
Address where the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration and reference materials may be viewed: City of Calistoga, City Hall, Planning & Building Department, 1232 Washington Street, Calistoga, CA 94515. On or before April 3, 2018 the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration will be available on the City’s website at http://www.ci.calistoga.ca.us.
Public Review Period: Comments on the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration must be received by May 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Please address comments to Kevin Thompson, Senior Planner, City of Calistoga, 1232 Washington Street, Calistoga, CA 94515. The Planning Commission will hold a noticed public hearing on the proposed MND after the comment period has ended at the Calistoga Community Center, 1307 Washington Street, City of Calistoga, County of Napa, State of California, at which time and place additional comments will be considered.
Mitigation Measures: The potential adverse impacts will be mitigated to a less than significant level upon implementation of the proposed mitigation measures, as discussed under the following topical areas in the attached Initial Study:
- Air Quality
- Biological Resources
- Cultural Resources
- Geology & Soils
BY ORDER OF THE CITY OF CALISTOGA
PLANNING AND BUILDING DEPARTMENT
Kevin Thompson, Date