Republic Metropolitan Proposes 453-Unit Multifamily Community in American Canyon

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By Kate Snyder

American Canyon could soon see a new multifamily community constructed on the city’s north end. As the project developer, Republic Metropolitan proposes to redevelop a 15-acre rail yard site into a 453-unit residential complex called The Residences @ Napa Junction, according to project plans. The project is designed to capitalize on American Canyon’s status as the gateway to California’s Napa Valley “Wine Country.”

The property is located at 1000 Reliant Way, just east of Highway 29 and just a couple of miles from the new 700,000 square foot Amazon Distribution Center and the 646,000 square foot IKEA Distribution Center. The Napa County Airport is four miles away from the site, and District Ferry Service to downtown San Francisco is just seven miles away.

Macy Architecture is the designer for the project. According to the firm’s website, the project is slated to total 485,573 square feet, with 141 one-bedroom, 36 two-bedroom and 12 three-bedroom apartments. The site plans also include 57 two-bedroom split-levels and 159 two-bedroom townhomes. With 825 bedrooms total, the site would average approximately 55 bedrooms per acre. All dwellings would be dual aspect with windows on opposing facades for passive cross ventilation and balanced natural lighting.

According to Macy, the site’s street network would essentially create two central blocks with one- to four-story buildings containing a wide variety of unit types that convey the appearance of individual townhomes. 

The streets are curb-free and meant to be shared by both pedestrians and vehicles, the project’s website shows. Laneways, courtyards and passageways are exclusively used by  pedestrians, while all vehicle and bicycle parking are accommodated along the streets. Along the property’s perimeter, carriage homes are designed to conform closely to the surrounding active and abandoned railway alignments as a way to both highlight the history of the site as well as create a “picturesque curving effect and sense of enclosure for the neighborhood.” Community amenities include a clubhouse, childcare center, multiple pools and a variety of outdoor recreational spaces for all ages.

“The Residences @ Napa Junction is conceived according to the principles of traditional, time-tested urbanism, prioritizing walkability and human, rather than vehicular, scale,” the project’s website states. “It is organized along a fine-grain network of streets, laneways, courtyards and passageways.”

The project is estimated to be completed in spring 2027. 

Republic Metropolitan is an affiliate of the Republic Family of Companies, which is a privately owned, full-service real estate investment, management and development enterprise. The firm encompasses several businesses, including Republic Holdings Corporation, Republic Properties Corporation, Republic Urban Properties and Republic Land Development.

Since its founding 40 years ago, the Republic Family of Companies has developed 30 million square feet of real estate in multifamily, office, hotel, retail and institutional, representing an investment cost of over $9 billion, according to the firm’s website. The group currently has more than $2 billion of new projects under construction and development, many of which are transit-oriented developments across the country, including in San Jose, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Republic has executed more than 35 public/private sector projects, many in partnership with city transit authorities, colleges and universities, churches and YMCAs.

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