|Dec 2, 2015|
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The other monster project in south Napa, the 1250 unit housing project proposed above and around the cement works ruins in American Canyon seems to be coming alive agin after years in planning limbo. Its selling points this time around are the promise to fund a new elementary school and 20% of a new middle school and the addition of 100 more rooms to the previously proposed 100 room hotel (more TOT the city manager enthuses!)
As with Napa Pipe, the project is a complete disaster for the already gridlocked American Canyon - Napa Pipe strip. The entire massive project will dump out on S. Napa Junction Road or Rio Del Mar Rd waiting, no doubt, for the off ramps from the freeway berm that will ultimately bisect the town.
The project is just one further chunk of the Vallejo-Napa metropolitan area that will soon unite Napa with the rest of the Bay Area's suburban sprawl.
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Watson Ranch Project website
NVR 11/27/20: American Canyon's massive Watson Ranch nears building phase
AmCan Eagle 7/26/20: Napa County could get new open space area near American Canyon
NVR 6/12/19: American Canyon favors 30-year Watson Ranch agreement
NVR 12/10/18: American Canyon's Watson Ranch referendum not moving forward
NVR 11/20/18: Unions launch referendum campaign to stop Watson Ranch in American Canyon
AmCan Eagle 10/11/18: American Canyon planners approve Watson Ranch despite late opposition
NVR 8/30/18: American Canyon's enormous Watson Ranch project slated for fall decisions
NVR 1/28/18: American Canyon comes to terms with Watson Ranch developer
NVR 7/12/17: American Canyon, Watson Ranch using mediator to resolve issues
ACEagle 4/5/17: City officials criticize Watson Ranch talks with Caltrans
NVR 7/18/16: American Canyon project would further congest traffic on Hwy 29
NVR 3/30/16: Watson Ranch traffic: Which way will it go?
NVR 12/10/15: Mammoth American Canyon project prompts traffic, water concerns
NVR 12/02/15: Developer to help fund new American Canyon schools
NVR 7/16/14: Impacts of American Canyon's massive Watson Ranch project to be studied
NVR 6/17/14: Napa votes to sell excess water to American Canyon
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