Workforce housing planned for south Napa site of a former immigrant homestead
They also planted fruit orchards, olive trees, almond trees and grapevines. According to a tree survey commissioned for Monarch Landing, from the original orchards, just two olive trees, plus one apricot, plum and almond tree remain.
The proposed development will provide 77 one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom affordable apartments for local families and workforce, said the application.
The apartments are a combination of flats and townhomes distributed in three buildings at three stories each. A fourth one-story building — a community building — will provide residents with common use amenities including assembly room, teaching kitchen, computer lab and mail area.
All buildings are proposed as wood-frame on grade, with fiber cement siding and metal roofs. The three-story buildings are “stepped” along the site to blend in with the surrounding topography and mitigate the perceived height. ADA accessible units are strategically located on the ground floor to provide a variety of apartment options on a level, accessible path.
The proposed architectural style is “modern farmhouse” which aligns with Napa’s design recommendations for this district, said the application.
“The detail, massing, and color of the facades emphasize this rural residential character seen throughout the Napa Valley.”