Watson Ranch Project Overview

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WATSON RANCH SPECIFIC PLAN PROJECT OVERVIEW
American Canyon 1, LLC proposed a Watson Ranch Specific Plan for the area also known as the Town Center.  Watson Ranch covers approximately 304 acres. The area is situated east of the of the Southern Pacific Rail line, north of the Vintage Ranch neighborhoods, and west of the future extension of Newell Drive.

The draft Specific Plan includes two primary components as outlined below.

1. Residential neighborhoods containing: 

  • Approximately 1250 homes ranging from single-family homes to town homes and apartments
  • A new elementary school 
  • Public parks and trails

2. The Napa Valley Ruins & Gardens area envisioned as a new gathering place for residents and visitors and may include a variety of commercial uses such as: 

  • A 200-room hotel
  • Winery
  • Restaurants 
  • Venue for outdoor entertainment, in addition to other tourism and community uses

A draft of the Watson Ranch Specific Plan is available for public review. A draft of the Watson Ranch Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is also available for public review.

STEERING COMMITTEE
The City has formed a Steering Committee including two members of the City Council, City staff, and community members to assist staff with review of this potential project application. Click here to view the Watson Ranch, Napa Valley Ruins and Canyon Estates Steering Committee webpage. 

FUTURE UPDATES
The Watson Ranch project pages will be updated frequently; check back often for updates. For questions, contact John Wilbanks, Contract Planner, at jwilbanks@cityofamericancanyon.org, or Brent Cooper, Community Development Director, at bcooper@cityofamericancanyon.org.

PAST MEETINGS, REPORTS & PHOTOS
Press Release (January 15, 2014)
Watson Ranch SP Community Meeting (December 7, 2015)
NOP Environmental Impact Report for the Watson Ranch Specific Plan
Photos of Watson Ranch

SPECIFIC PLAN STUDY SESSION ON JANUARY 27, 2015
Staff Report Part 1
Staff Report Part 2
Staff Report Part 3
Staff Report Part 4
Power Point Presentation

 

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