For Immediate Release
Community Rises to Housing Challenge
Sites Identified for 2,000+ New Potential Housing Units
Santa Rosa, CA – January 4, 2019 – We hear you! Thanks to everyone that responded to the County’s request for help in identifying potential sites in unincorporated areas to rezone for housing. As of 1/4/19, we received submissions for 42 parcels to evaluate for rezoning. Of those parcels in the unincorporated area, there is a total of about 100 acres with a potential for approximately 2,000 new housing units.
We are now reviewing these sites to determine whether they meet the criteria for rezoning for higher density, affordable, or workforce housing. We will then begin conducting environmental review of qualifying sites.
You are encouraged to continue to submit your ideas for potential sites at http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/PermitSonoma/HousingSites. For information on these initiatives, please contact Nina Bellucci at Nina.Bellucci@sonoma-county.org.