Culinary Institute of America Expansion Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of St. Helena
Document Title
Culinary Institute of America Expansion Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
General Plan: Agriculture Rezoning: A-20; Twenty Acre Ag to PQP: Public Quasi-Public

Document Description
The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone (the "CIA") is proposing a project that includes improvements to its existing facilities to allow for an increase in enrollment and to meet the overall operational needs of the main campus and its off-site dormitory. The project involves two sites: the Greystone Campus at 2555 Main Street and the Vineyard Lodge complex located at 830 Pratt Avenue. The project components at the Greystone campus consist of an increase in student enrollment from 104 students to 200 students, establishment of a new 25-35 seat café/delicatessen, relocation of the retail store and construction of a new teaching kitchen, chocolate room, and an amendment to the existing water use agreement. The project components at the Vineyard Lodge complex include rezoning the parcel from A-20: Twenty Acre Agriculture to PQP: Public & Quasi-Public; the construction of a new 12,282 square foot dormitory, and an amendment to their water use agreement. The applicants are also requesting to be exempt from the housing in-lieu fee (pursuant to municipal code section 17.146.050. The number of students housed on the site will increase from 40 to 101, including one on-site manager. The proposed dormitory is envisioned to achieve LEED Gold certification which is recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council as one of the most environmentally responsible forms of development.

Contact Information
Greg Desmond
City of St. Helena
Lead/Public Agency
1480 Main Street
St. Helena, CA 94574

Phone : (707) 967-2792


St. Helena
Cross Streets
Highway 29 and Pratt Avenue
Parcel #
009-131-003; 009-101-024
State Highways
RLS Middle School

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Educational (Enrollment expansion, dormitories)
Local Action
Rezone Use Permit Design Review
Project Issues
Land Use/Planning Sewer Capacity Transportation
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB) Department of Water Resources Resources Agency Department of Toxic Substances Control California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)

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