The Yountville Veterans Home campus, established in 1884, is the State’s oldest and largest facility of its kind. The historic campus offers many amenities including Veterans’ housing and care facilities as well as cultural and recreational opportunities. The campus is surrounded by hundreds of acres of largely rural land with limited development as well as the nearby Town of Yountville.
CalVet and USDVA propose to develop a skilled nursing facility (SNF) on a nine-acre site west of Holderman. The 240-bed SNF would be approximately 285,000 square feet in size that will include kitchens, dining rooms, exam rooms, nurses’ stations, laundry facilities, perimeter fencing, resident outdoor spaces, parking, roadways, an emergency generator, and other site improvements and appurtenances. Project construction would involve demolition of Jefferson Hall, Nurses Education (Safety Operations), Hostess House, and Bandstand buildings and their adjacent landscape. Utility infrastructure improvements would be required. The project would require an estimated 80 – 100 staff, in addition to the approximately 950 staff who currently work on-site.
The project requires completion of both and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as well as an Environmental Assessment (EA) under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA). Additionally, the project must comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act due to the historic nature of the campus. Other environmental resources that will be evaluated include biology, hazards, noise, and traffic.