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  • Published on November 5, 2021

    Chanate online auction closes November 9, 2021.

  • Published on September 24, 2021

    The City of Santa Rosa has extended construction dates on their sewer project. For details, please visit:

  • Published on September 13, 2021

    On line auction sale live as of September 7th, 2021. The Ten X link to Chanate property information is here.

  • Published on September 7, 2021

    Following the Board of Supervisors August 31, 2021 vote to remarket the Chanate Campus for sale, the online auction sale will open shortly.  Sealed bidding is scheduled to end on November 9, 2021. All of the County’s due diligence materials will be available via the Ten X portal and will ensure all buyers review and sign off on receipt of those materials prior to submitting a bid.  The auction link will be available on the County's Chanate webpage when it is live.

  • Published on August 31, 2021

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today voted to remarket the surplus 71-acre county-owned Chanate Campus for sale in an online auction beginning Sept. 7 and ending Nov. 9. 

  • Published on August 27, 2021

    It has been a busy summer on the Chanate Campus, from the grazing of vegetation-managing goats, to Department of Health Services vaccination activities, to the work on geotechnical trenches and mapping.  We are pleased to share that the additional seismic work the Board of Supervisors approved to help reduce uncertainties in future sale efforts is complete. 

  • Published on February 22, 2021

    On Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, the Board of Supervisors approved geotechnical studies to help reduce uncertainties in future sale efforts. A contractor has been engaged for trenching studies to locate any active earthquake faults, and work is scheduled to begin as early as Feb. 22, 2021.

  • Published on October 15, 2020

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Oct. 13, voted to select Village Partners, LLC as the high bidder to purchase the 71-acre Chanate Campus property.

  • Published on October 12, 2020

    On Sept. 25, 2020, the Board of Supervisors reaffirmed its decision to sell the Chanate Campus property. The Board confirmed the minimum offer requirements, the form of the offers, and described the manner of receiving offers and instructed the County and its agents to negotiate the best and final offers.

  • Published on August 27, 2020

    County announces CBRE Inc. and North Bay Property Advisors will jointly represent the County for the sale of the Chanate property.

  • Published on July 23, 2020

    The City of Santa Rosa plans to upgrade Sewer & Water Lines around Chanate Road and Mendocino Avenue. This major construction project conducted by the City of Santa Rosa is going to begin this fall.  For complete details, see:

    or contact:

    Project Hotline: 707-385-1239

  • Published on June 11, 2020

    On June 9th, the Board approved issuing the invitation for approved brokerages to present a Marketing Proposal to represent the County as its listing agent in the sale of the County's Chanate Property on the private market.

  • Published on June 8, 2020

    Update on activities associated with the Chanate campus since the outbreak of Covid 19.

  • Published on June 1, 2020

    As part of our ongoing efforts to keep the Chanate community informed of the County of Sonoma’s plans and actions regarding the property, we are informing you of scheduled vegetation management work that will occur on the northern, eastern and southern boundaries of the Chanate Campus. 

  • Published on March 10, 2020

    EAH, the affordable housing bidder who was in negotiations with the County for the surplus sale of the Chanate property, withdrew from their buyer-side partnership. With no qualified respondent to the surplus Request for Proposals, the County closed the surplus sale process with no deal.

  • Published on October 17, 2019

    As part of our efforts to keep the Chanate community updated about the County’s plans and actions regarding the property, we are informing you of scheduled vegetation management work that will occur on the northern, eastern and southern boundaries of the Chanate campus. This work will happen from October 16 to approximately October 27, 2019.

  • Published on September 26, 2019

    On September 24th the Board of Supervisors voted to approve $10.8 million toward demolition of the blighted buildings on the Chanate Campus.

  • Published on August 16, 2019

    On August 15, 2019, the County received formal notice from CalCHA withdrawing their proposal. The Board of Supervisors item regarding Chanate remains scheduled for August 20, 2019. At the meeting, the Board will consider options including awarding to one of the other bidders, or exploring the feasibility of removing the vacant structures and improving value.

  • Published on August 1, 2019

     In order to respond to the community's questions and provide additional time for public consideration, County Staff have postponed the agenda item until August 20, 2019.

  • Published on July 29, 2019

    Community meetings were held Wednesday, July 24 and Thursday, July 25, 2019. The meetings were webcast and recorded, and both are now available on the new General Services Department YouTube site, here.  County staff and leadership are now working to provide answers to the many questions that were submitted; they will be published on the Chanate website in due course.  

  • Published on July 25, 2019

    County leadership met with the community at Chanate Rotunda last night to discuss the Chanate surplus sale process.  A recording of the live webcast is here:

  • Published on July 23, 2019

    On Tuesday, July 23rd, General Services staff presented information on a preliminary step of the Chanate surplus sale process to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors.

  • Published on July 22, 2019

    On Tuesday July 23rd, the Board of Supervisors will consider a recommendation from the General Services Department to move forward with the process of selling the Chanate surplus property to the California Community Housing Agency (CalCHA), and release all other proposals.

  • Published on June 10, 2019

    The General Services Department received three responses to the Surplus Notice regarding the Chanate Campus. 

  • Published on June 4, 2019

    On October 23, 2018, the Board directed staff to dispose of the Chanate property as surplus following California Government Code Section 54220. 

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