January 26, 2021 - Sonoma Developmental Center Workshop
The Board of Supervisors will hear an update on the County’s progress in developing a Sonoma Development Center Specific Plan (Plan). Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) was a nationally-recognized institution in the heart of Sonoma Valley. The SDC provided services to persons with developmental disabilities for over 120 years. In 2018 the State of California officially closed the facility and relocated clients to smaller, community-based care facilities. At 945 acres, the Specific Plan Area includes a large historic campus, agricultural lands to the east, and vast ecological and open space resources.
The State of California owns the SDC site and forged a unique partnership with Sonoma County through a 2019 agreement and state legislation (Government Code section 14670.10.5) that secured funding and allows the County, community and stakeholders to develop a plan to guide future uses and development of the site. Sonoma County is now undertaking a unique community engagement process to identify a vision and a set of guiding principles for SDC that will consider land uses, transportation, economic viability, historic preservation, and conservation of the site’s important natural resources.
General Plan Update Scoping Plan
This item will be continued to a later date.
Review and provide comment to Permit Sonoma staff on the work plan to scope the General Plan Update and complete consultant recruitment.