The Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) was one of the oldest state-run developmental centers in California and has served individuals with developmental disabilities since 1891. In May 2015, the State of California announced its plan to close all Developmental Centers; the SDC closed in late 2018.
The State and Sonoma County have been working towards an alternative approach to the surplus process for this unique facility given its significance and the degree of community interest. A Specific Plan is a document that outlines a how defined areas will evolve over time. Sonoma County, led by Permit Sonoma, is preparing a Specific Plan to guide development at the SDC site after its closure (read more below).
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