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Freestone Zoning and Land Use Changes

Permit Sonoma's Planning Division is reviewing the land use designation and zoning of the 29 properties that make up the community of Freestone. Permit Sonoma is recommending that the land use designation and zoning of  17 properties be changed in order to conform to the County General Plan.

Board of Supervisors Public Hearing

The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to consider an action on the request in which all interested persons are invited to attend and provide comments.             

The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. at:Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chambers

575 Administration Drive, Room 100A, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the proposed project please contact Matt Gilster (707) 565-5276 or via email at Matt.Gilster@sonoma-county.org.

Objectives

  • Engage the community and receive input on the appropriate land use designations and zoning.
  • Identify and preserve land use of historic commercial and residential properties.
  • Eliminate the land use discrepancies and conflict between the General Plan and zoning.

Community Workshop

Planning staff hosted a community workshop on November 2, 2017, in order to receive public input on upcoming zoning corrections for Freestone. The workshop was held at the Salmon Creek Fall Environmental Education Center, 1935 Bohemian Highway, Occidental.

Planning Commission Meetings

Status

The Sonoma County Planning Commission recommended approval of proposed changes with a 4-1 vote at the March 1, 2018 hearing.

Preparation for Board of Supervisors hearing is ongoing

Hearing Date:  Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. at:Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chambers

Application Type

General Plan Amendment, Rezoning

Environmental Review

Exempt, under the General Rule (CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b) (3)) as it can be seen with certainty that the project will have no significant effect on the environment since the project consists of zoning and land use changes that have no effect on the physical environment.

Documents

BOS Fact Sheet (Updated) (PDF)
Overview of the Freestone Zoning and Land Use Corrections which includes current issues and project objectives

March 1, 2018 Staff Report Memo (PDF)
Staff report detailing the recommended land use and zoning changes in Freestone with revisions, recommended by the Planning Commission for approval on March 1, 2018.

Existing and Proposed Zoning Map March 1, 2018
Prepared Zoning Map showing the extent of the existing and proposed zoning, recommended by the Planning Commission for approval on March 1, 2018.

Planning Commission Staff Report and Attachments(PDF)
February 1, 2018 Staff report detailing the recommended land use and zoning changes in Freestone with attachments including maps

Community Outreach Map (PDF)
Aerial map of active land uses and zoning in Freestone

Zoning Map (PDF)
Extent of current Zoning Districts in Freestone

General Plan Land Use Map (PDF)
Extent of current General Plan Land Use Designations in Freestone

Historic District Map (PDF)
Extent of Freestone Historic District boundary

Workshop Presentation – November 2, 2017 (PDF)

Contact Information

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Permit Sonoma
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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