Watson Ranch Specific Plan

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of American Canyon
Document Title
Watson Ranch Specific Plan
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Town Center (TC)
Document Description
Note: Extended Per Lead The Watson Ranch project proposes the phased development of 1) a series of residential neighborhoods of mixed densities and housing types totaling 1,253 new units; 2) a mixed use commercial area consisting of civic, retail, entertainment, commercial, and visitor serving uses focused around the ruins; 3) a network of open space, parks, and bicycle and pedestrian trails linking the uses on the site and connecting to nearby regional trails; 4) a new elementary school to serve 600 students on a 10 acre parcel; 5) a site for the City to construct a 20,000 sf community center; 6) infrastructure to support the development, including streets, two new water tanks, and new potable water, wastewater, recycled water, storm drainage, and dry utility infrastructure and the upsizing of off site water, sewer, storm drainage, and recycled water pipelines; 7) off site transportation improvements, including extending Rio Del Mar Road; and 8) the demolition of existing agricultural structures and 2 occupied homes. The existing basalt plant ruins would be rehabilitated and reused.

Contact Information

John B Wilbanks
Agency Name
City of American Canyon
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


American Canyon
Cross Streets
East or SR 29, South of Watson Lane, East of South Napa Junction Rd, North of East Donaldson Way
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 29
Union Pacific Railroad
Napa Airport
American Canyon Middle School
Napa River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects, 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, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 3, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (Units 1,250, Acres 172), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 93,500, Acres 38), Educational (Elementary School (600 Students) (10 acres)), Recreational (Parks, trails, and open space network (49.81 acres)), Water Facilities (Potable Water System), Other (Civic 10,000 sf.; 100 room hotel), Power:Hydroelectric (Dry Utilities System), Waste Treatment:Toxic Substance (Wastewater system)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, GHG

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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