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Design Review
Instructions & Forms

Commercial

The Sonoma County Zoning Code allows Administrative Design Review in the following cases:

  • New commercial or industrial uses previously approved by use permit or design review.
  • Minor facade changes or minor building additions for commercial or industrial uses.

Additionally, new structures up to 10,000 square feet in urban areas may be eligible for Administrative Design Review.

Administrative Design Review applications are evaluated in accordance with the provisions and development standards found in the Design Review section of the Sonoma County Zoning Code (Article 82). Design Review applications must also be consistent with applicable policies of the General Plan, Specific/Area Plans, and the Zoning Ordinance.

All forms and Instructions listed below must be completed:

Single-Family Residential

Many areas of Sonoma County have significant scenic resources. In an attempt to allow for development while preserving these resources, scenic areas have been designated as Scenic Resource (SR) or Scenic Design (SD). Administrative Design Review is conducted by a staff person in consultation with applicants. Agricultural structures (barns, stables, etc.) are exempt from design review except for properties subject to the Bennett Valley Area Plan and the Local Coastal Plan.

All forms and Instructions listed below must be completed:

Multifamily Residential

All multi-family residential development is subject to design review. Applications are evaluated in accordance with the provisions and development standards found in the multifamily development standards for the R3 High Density Residential District, the Design Review section of the Sonoma County Zoning Code (Article 82). Design review applications must also be consistent with applicable policies of the General Plan, Specific/Area Plans, and the Zoning Ordinance.

All forms and Instructions listed below must be completed:

Design Review, Design Review Committee

Landmarks Commission

All forms and Instructions listed below must be completed:

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All forms and Instructions listed below must be completed:

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Monday – Friday
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Address
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465074, -122.723705

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