Friday, July 21, 2017

Neighborhood Parking Districts, Losing Privacy to High-Rise Developments


The Planning Commission meeting, held on July 13, 2017 held a public hearing on the proposed Farmer Lane Senior Housing rezoning, density bonus, and tentative map consideration.  The hearing comments and Commission questioning presented an interesting example of the neighbor, developer, and Commission interaction on a variety of issues which are considered in the course of deciding whether a housing project would be approved.  In this hearing, neighborhood concerns over the use of their parking spaces by surrounding businesses, and the elimination of their privacy by the construction of a four-story senior condo project adjacent to the single-family housing, were explored.  Useful information on how to form a residential parking district was explained, as well as mitigations to maximize privacy.

 Here is the link to the July 13th Santa Rosa Planning Commission Meeting.  The Public Hearing is Item 9.1 on the meeting agenda.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Public Notices, Use Permits, and Hotels All Over


This Planning Commission public hearing on September 22nd, held to decide whether hotels and motels should be allowed in areas zoned for offices, also explains well Santa Rosa's public noticing practices, and how citizens can ask for more open discussions of minor use permit applications.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

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Sunday, December 27, 2015

S.R. Downtown Square Revitalization Presentation - August 2015

This is a presentation given by a group of Santa Rosa business leaders to a City Council Subcommittee in August of 2015 concerning the reunification and revitalization of the city's downtown square.