The County-owned 117 acre Chanate campus is endeared by many and has been home to health services that have been provided to the residents of Sonoma County for several generations. With the County’s effort, this centrally located and pristine property can provide an enhanced the quality of life for all of the surrounding neighborhoods and for all Sonoma County Residents.
At the March 18, 2014 Board of Supervisors meeting, the Chair ordered the formation of a Facilities Ad Hoc Committee to (in part) maximize the use of County facilities and develop recommendations regarding the best short-and-long-term uses of County property on the Chanate campus.
On October 25, 2014, Sutter Health began operations in their new facility on Mark West Springs Road. Sutter then officially turned the Chanate Complex back over to the County on December 31, 2014.
On August 11, 2015, the staff of Sonoma County General Services presented to the Board of Supervisors (to support and inform the work of the Facilities Ad Hoc) a detailed assessment of the former hospital at 3325 Chanate Road and a general assessments of the adjacent County-owned properties that house County programs providing health related services.
A Chanate community outreach meeting was then held on October 14, 2015 at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building. This meeting outlined the major property objectives such as housing, health & safety, open space access, stewardship of County resources, and project timeline.
The Chanate Complex which hosts County medical and health services programs, is comprised of approximately 82 acres of beautiful semi-wooded hills and valleys, bounded on the south by Paulin Creek. Adjacent to this property, the Sonoma County Water Agency holds title to a 26 acre parcel identified by the Agency as the Piner Creek Flood Control Reservoir and Agriculture Preservation and Open Space owns 9 acres along Paulin Creek west of the medical complex.