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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 19 properties be changed in order to conform to the County General Plan.


  • 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.

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.


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

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

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
38.465225, -122.723293