Bill Hocker | Dec 29, 2022
The Guardian 12/28/22: Revealed: how warehouses took over southern California ‘like a slow death’
As we have driven up to Napa each weekend for the last 30 years, none of the many changes have been quite as disheartening as the loss of the vistas over the south county wetlands, now blocked by warehouses. As the master plans of the Airport and American Canyon industrial zones have been realized, the entry to the fabled Napa Valley is becoming an alley of tilt-up boxes filled with the noisy grind of semi tractor-trailers coming and going. As I've written about often on this site (here, for example
), it is one of the "growth" elements contributing to the demise of Napa as a rural bastion in the urbanizing bay area.
Given the Guardian article above, the concern over the warehouse proliferation, and the destruction of a rural quality of life they bring, is not mine alone.