Residential Real Estate: Revised Napa Pipe plan cuts 54% of homes

The county of Napa has released a series of documents, posted at, describing a revised proposal for the 154-acre Napa Pipe residential and commercial development, allowing time for public review prior to a planned hearing before the county's Planning Commission in October.Residential Real EstateSept. 24, 2012

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The revised proposal describes a maximum of 945 dwellings, down from the 2,050 that Napa Redevelopment Partners presented to the Planning Commission in May.

The new proposal is divided into two properties in unincorporated Napa County, 63 acres along Napa River and west of the nearby railroad tracks and 91 acres east of the tracks.

On the west side, the revision seeks rezoning to allow 700 to nearly 1,000 homes, a 150-unit continuing care retirement center, a 150-room hotel and more than 15,000 square feet of community facilities. Office use has been cut to 10,000 square feet from 100,000 square feet.

On the eastern property, the developer propose zoning to allow for a 154,000-square-foot Costco Wholesale store, including a gas station, reservation of a 10-acre site for a future school, five-acre community garden, a limit of 90,000 square feet of office space and a reduced 75,000 square feet of warehouse space.

Both properties include provisions for privately maintained roads and publicly accessible parks and open space.

The revised proposal is set for a hearing at 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Copia theater, 500 First St. in Napa.***

Marin Association of Realtors released a new, mobile version of its Housing Turnover Index (, an interactive website designed to illustrate how certain mandated repairs are discouraging home sales and slowing the turnover of Marin County housing stock.

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