Published: June 8, 2020
We are writing with
an update on activities associated with the Chanate campus.
In our March 7
update (pre-COVID) we informed you that the affordable housing buyer, EAH, had
withdrawn their offer. We also provided information that the County was
considering the Chanate property and several other County owned properties as
potential temporary homeless housing sites. The County’s response to COVID
overtook these plans and at this time there is no immediate consideration of
Chanate as a homeless housing site
In April, in
compliance with AB 1486, staff informed the State that our efforts to surplus
the property to affordable housing providers had not succeeded. We recently
received word from the State that the County could move forward with sale of
the property to private parties. As such, on Tuesday June 9th, we
will ask the Board to approve
issuance of invitation to submit marketing proposals for a broker to
help market the property for sale. We anticipate that we will have a broker
under contract this summer and will move forward with the sale of the property
to private parties this year.
Over the past several
weeks you may have noticed preparations for vegetation management activities.
On May 20th, the County began bringing in goats to help reduce the
grasses and munch on invasive plants. We will also be removing some eucalyptus,
bays and scotch broom in the areas around Cobblestone. We appreciate your
patience as we perform this work.
County of Sonoma