Legislature Passes Sen. Dodd’s Napa Pipe Housing Bill

Friday, September 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The Legislature today approved a plan from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would allow the construction of low-income housing under the Napa Pipe mixed-use development.

“Napa is now a step closer to getting this long-sought project, which will help bring affordable and market-rate housing for our workforce and reduce commute traffic,” Sen. Dodd said. “The bill lets the county and city work together to address our housing shortage.”

The 154-acre Napa Pipe project, which calls for 945 housing units over several phases and a retail development, is spread across two jurisdictions – the city of Napa and Napa County. Senate Bill 235 would authorize the two public entities to enter an agreement to share credit for building homes in mandated annual reports to the Department of Housing and Community Development. The County of Napa, with support from the City, had requested the change in state law.

SB 235 heads next to Gov. Gavin Newsom for a signature.


Senator Bill Dodd represents California’s 3rd Senate District, which includes all or portions of Napa, Solano, Sonoma, Yolo, Sacramento, and Contra Costa counties. You can learn more about Senator Dodd at www.sen.ca.gov/dodd.