We urge you to write a letter if you live in this neighborhood, you know traffic is bad already. This project will be open 7 days a week. Add to this the huge project right down the street on Occidental Road & Hwy 116 and you have traffic hell for residents. Cumulative impacts anyone?
From our friends at “Friends of Atascadero Wetlands.
Email your concerns to: Traci.Tesconi@sonoma-county.org
Just a reminder that the deadline for comments on this phase of the Purple Wine Company’s expansion proposal has been extended to Tues., May 1. There were some inaccuracies in the first proposal. They are not applying at this time for live music and events. The planner was incorrect, though, in thinking that crush already exists at this facility. It does not and if it did, you would know it. When crush is happening trucks deliver all through the night and there is associated noise, odors and night lighting. Crush would be a new activity and so would being open to the public.
This is a new proposal, so this first notification was mostly for agencies, such as Regional Water Board, and local environmental groups to make comment. There will be future opportunity for input and neighbor notifications when the use permit application goes to public hearing. We are only at the beginning of the process, but it would be prudent to notify the planner that there is community concern about the potential impacts of this project. I urge anyone who thinks this may be something that could negatively affect their quality of life, property values or the environment to send an email to Traci-Tesconi@sonoma-county.org
Possible impacts could include: noise, odor, traffic (cars and trucks), parking, night lighting, creek/wetland pollution for wastewater system over load. Here is a link to the proposal. Most of it is drawings, so reading Page 1-4 is probably enough to give you an idea of the scope and scale of the proposal
Friends of Atascadero Wetlands