New homes planned for a Napa school’s farm parcel | Local News

The architecture at Vintage Farm represents “a mix of four new single-family home designs with a fresh take on some of the eclectic styles currently featured in beautiful neighborhoods of Napa,” said the application.

The homes will offer “a variety of lifestyle choices from the potential of a move down couple, a young family, to a multi-generational family and the income-generating potential of an accessory dwelling unit,” said the application. “This flexibility and variety are key to fulfilling the needs of our new and existing residents.”

The Vintage Farm and the Vintage Ag Program continues to operate in its full capacity, said Sarah J. O’Connor, principal, Vintage High School.

“There are agreements around the building of and ability to transition to the new farm prior to the new home plan commencing,” said O’Connor.

On Wednesday morning, all was quiet at the ranch. The only people nearby were locals walking dogs or pushing strollers.

Neighbor Doug Rowser, who doesn’t support the sale of the ranch, said if housing has to be built, the prices should be lower than the estimated $700,000.

“That’s outrageous,” said Rowser. “I don’t know too many people who can afford that type of house.”

He also doesn’t want to see Sierra Avenue extended to meet Villa Lane. “It’s going to be noisy, less convenient and dangerous” for pedestrians, he said of the street extension.