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File #: 2017-2019    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 8/16/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: 11/5/2019 Final action: 11/5/2019
Title: Agreement for installation and maintenance of public artwork in the roundabout at Saratoga Drive and Peatman Drive
Attachments: 1. ATCH 1 - Project Site Map, 2. ATCH 2 - Artwork (Silver Twist) Images, 3. ATCH 3 - Site Concept Plan, 4. ATCH 4 - License Agreement
To: Honorable Mayor and Members of City Council

From: John Coates, Parks & Recreation Services Director

Prepared By: Tim Wood, Senior Civil Engineer and Katrina Gregory, Recreation Manager

TITLE:
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Agreement for installation and maintenance of public artwork in the roundabout at Saratoga Drive and Peatman Drive

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RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Recommendation

Authorize the City Manager to execute a license agreement with the Peter A. and Vernice H. Gasser Foundation to install and maintain public art in the roundabout at Saratoga Drive and Peatman Dirveand determine that the actions authorized by this item are exempt from CEQA.

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DISCUSSION:
In 2016, the City Council approved entitlements for the construction of the Vista Tulocay Apartments along Soscol Avenue in south Napa. Construction of the apartments, which are now called the Braydon Apartments, is currently in progress. During the original submittal to the City of Napa Planning Commission for the project, the site plan from the owner, BLT Enterprises, was approved and included a water tower in the Saratoga Drive and Peatman Drive roundabout (see location in Attachment 1).
Subsequently, BLT Enterprises sold the property to Fairfield Residential, who is the current owner and developer. With the sale of the property, the approved plans were part of the Conditions of Approval. The Gasser Foundation was responsible for ensuring that the Conditions of Approval are completed and has been finishing this work for the past four years.
At the time of the sale of the property to Fairfield Residential, the Tannery water tower on the west side of the Napa River was very visible from Saratoga Ave and the entrance of the Fairfield development. There was consensus that looking through one water tower to another across the river was redundant. The Gasser Foundation wanted the entrance to the Fairfield property as well as for the westbound traffic on Saratoga Drive to have its own uniqueness and sought an ...

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