Housing Element Update

We are pleased to inform you that the Yountville Housing Element has been drafted and is ready for public review. We encourage you, at this time, to review the draft, and submit comments to the Town. Comments may be submitted by emailing the Planning and Building Department. The Public Review Draft will be submitted to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) in August for their 90-day review of the document. Comments on the draft will be accepted by the Town until August 19, 2022.

To address initial comments from HCD, the Town of Yountville has revised the August 2022 version of the 2023 to 2031 Draft Housing Element. See a red-line version of the Housing Element Update, 2023 to 2031 (PDF). The HCD 90-day review period ends on November 18, 2022.

On November 18, 2022, the Town of Yountville received formal comments from HCD on the revised draft Housing Element. The letter identified a number of items in need of further clarification or modification. Following receipt of HCD's comment letter, staff and the consultant team revised the Housing Element to address all the comments in the letter. A final "adoption" draft of the Housing Element document reflecting the changes made in response to HCD's formal comment letter is now available. Links to "clean" and "track changes" versions of the final draft Housing Element document are provided on this page. In addition, a link to a memorandum prepared by the Town's consultant that summarizes the changes that have been made to the draft Housing Element document is provided:

This year, the Town of Yountville, along with all the jurisdictions in Napa County and surrounding Bay Area is updating the Housing Element. The Housing Element in one of seven elements of a General Plan and is a long-range visionary document to establish how the Town of Yountville will provide for our regional share of housing units. Learn more about the Housing Element.

Comments on the revised draft Housing Element can be submitted via email to the Planning Department, or by mailing or delivering handwritten comments in person to 6550 Yount Street, Yountville CA 94599.

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If you have any questions about the update, and/or would like to sign up to receive notices and information please email the Planning and Building Department or call Town Hall at 707-944-8851.