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File #: 20-2482    Version: 1 Name: Use Permit Request - Napa Valley Balloons
Type: Resolution Status: Held
File created: 3/2/2020 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 5/26/2020 Final action:
Title: Consider Adoption of Resolution Number 20-3982 Approving a Use Permit for Napa Valley Balloons to conduct hot air balloon launches from an open field within the existing vineyard at 6406 Washington Street
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Applicant's Project Narrative, 3. Launch Site Photo Facing North, 4. Launch Site Photo Facing South, 5. Sound Measurements, 6. Letter of Support, 7. Land Use Permit Application
Yountville Town Council Staff Report


DATE: May 5, 2020

TO: Mayor and Town Council

FROM: Curtis Sawyer, Assistant Planner Sandra Liston, Planning & Building Director

Applicant: Napa Valley Balloons, Inc.

Owner: Roman Catholic Bishop of Santa Rosa

Location: St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 6406 Washington Street; APN 036-090-022-000

Land Use Classification: Mixed Residential RM

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Consider Adoption of Resolution Number 20-3982 Approving a Use Permit for Napa Valley Balloons to conduct hot air balloon launches from an open field within the existing vineyard at 6406 Washington Street...Body

PROJECT SITE
The project site is located on an approximately 16.89-acre parcel that is currently established as vineyard, although the launch site itself is approximately one-third acre or 13,000 square feet in size, consisting of open field within the vineyard. The property is owned by and immediately adjacent to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, which sits on a separate parcel. The center of the launch site is located approximately 270 feet from the nearest wall of the church and approximately 160 feet from the nearest wall of the annex structure to the rear of the church. The power lines on the east side of Washington Street are approximately 200 feet from center of launch site.

Beyond the vineyard to the north are residential and lodging uses. Hopper Creek apartments are located approximately 96 feet and the nearest residence at Bella Vista Park is approximately 190 feet from the northernmost spot of the launch site. Further to the north is Hotel Yountville at approximately 315 feet. Agricultural uses in Napa County are located to the east, past the Town limits.

Since the proposed launch site currently is an unused, open field, it is ready to be used as-is with no modifications. No permanent structures or physical alterations are proposed as a part of this application.

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