NEW - 2017 Facilities Master Plan - approved by the Board of Trustees 3/9/17
The college completed an update to the Napa Valley College Facilities Master Plan in 2014. The update and all other volumes of the Facilities Master Plan (links below) focus on needed new construction, renovation, and infrastructure at the college as well as NVC's design and engineering standards.
Napa Valley College adopted a new Facilities Master Plan in December of 2003. In that volume a the plan was described as follows: “The Napa Valley College Facilities Master Plan is a dynamic document, which will be reviewed and updated to keep it flexible and adaptable to opportunities which may arise.”
The first volume of the Facilities Master Plan also listed a number of next steps that needed to be undertaken to implement the concepts put forth in the initial volumes of the plan. Those elements specifically included:Landscape Master Plans, Utility& Infrastructure Plans, Grading, Drainage, Roadways & Parking Plans, Building Programming, Environmental Review, and ADA Transition Plans.
Any Facilities Master Plan is conceptual by its nature and will require detailed studies of specific program and master plan elements as the planning and design of those elements occurs.
Facilities Master Plan History:
In December of 2003 Napa Valley College completed its first comprehensive Facilities Master Plan since the initial construction of the central buildings at the current campus location in the 1960’s. This plan has been subsequently updated in two increments in 2004 and 2009 to reflect the changing campus conditions and needs. The single most important factor in the evolution of the campus was the passage of Measure N in November of 2002.
This $133.8 million dollar general obligation bond was dedicated to funding the growth and improvement of facilities under the jurisdiction of the Napa Valley College Community College District.
Over 157,000 square feet of new facilities were added to the campus including a new Library and Learning Resource Center, Life Sciences Building, Performing Arts Center, Central Utilities Plant and North Gymnasium. A seven-acre, one-megawatt solar photovoltaic renewable generation system and new utility infrastructure added greatly to the energy efficiency of the campus operation. In total, $31.4 million dollars of improvements were made to site and building infrastructure and $16 million expended on additional building modernization projects. Including matching state funds and additional bond capacity growth, $168.4 million dollars of improvement projects were accomplished between 2003 and 2012.
Volume I - December 2003: Napa Valley College establishes a twenty-year vision that will transform our educational environment and enhance the manner in which we offer courses, programs, and cultural events to our community. Primary elements were made possible by the support of our county’s voters, who passed Measure N, a $133.8 million general obligation bond, in November, 2002. The projects that are central to the plan emerged as the result of an eighteen-month process of gathering information and ideas from the people in our community and the employees and students of our college
Volume II - December 2003: As part of the Long Range Facilities Master Plan process, four engineering disciplines – transportation, civil, mechanical and electrical – provided review, analysis, and recommendations related to the Napa campus. Transportation and civil engineering issues analyzed proposed access points, on site circulation, and parking. These recommendations were further tested during the environmental review process when more detailed studies were undertaken. The mechanical and electrical engineering report affected primarily the location of the central plant, and acted as the basis for the Utilities and Infrastructure Plan proposed as a next step in the planning process.
Volume III - January 2007: As a continuation of the facilities master plan this document is a compendium of documents and plans representing the next steps in the implementation of the concepts proposed in Volumes I & II. It also represents the evolution of the thinking of the campus community and its architects, planner and engineers as they begin to deal more specifically with individual projects and the issues that arise in their development.
Volume IV - September 2009: The objective of Volume 4 was to identify the scope and preliminary budget for future new and modernization projects not completed by Measure N or identified in the Volumes I, II, and III. The plan outlines the means for the build out of the existing campus, which will accommodate growth from the current enrollment of 6,000 Full Time Equivalent Students (FTES), to a capacity of 9,500 FTES.
2014 Update :The objective of this plan is to assess current campus facilities needs. The needs consist of projects that were included in past master plans but were not completed due to financial limitations and changing priorities. In addition, new projects and initiatives have emerged since the last round of master planning. The Facilities Master Plan Update 2014 is limited to scoping of facilities projects. Campus standards and other guidelines developed in Facilities Master Plan Volumes III and IV remain intact. The basic form and plan of the campus buildings and site also remain essentially the same. The goal of this update is enhancement of prior planning efforts to include new and emerging projects.
For questions related to the Facilities Master Plan, please contact Carollee Cattolica at email@example.com or 707-256-7160.