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Springs Specific Plan Community Design Process Moves Forward

Santa Rosa, CA  –  June 22, 2016  –  A community design workshop for the Springs Specific Plan will be held on Wednesday June 29th, 6:00 p.m., at the Sonoma Charter School Multi-Purpose Room, in Sonoma. The public is encouraged to attend and provide input into this exciting planning project for the Springs area, which includes the Highway 12 corridor from Agua Caliente Road to Verano Avenue.

The Springs Specific Plan will be used to guide future development in the Springs and gradually transform the area into a more vibrant, sustainable, and pedestrian-oriented community, with a focus on active transportation and enhanced transit opportunities.

According to First District Supervisor Susan Gorin, “This design workshop is an opportunity for community members to share their ideas and help to shape the future character of The Springs.” At this workshop, the public will be invited to share their design ideas and preferences including architectural design, color schemes, materials, height and scale. Community preferences will be used to shape the design guidelines which will be developed for the Springs Specific Plan.

Another community meeting will be held this fall to receive the public’s input on three potential land use and circulation options for the Plan. The public will also be invited to review a draft of the Springs Specific Plan at a community meeting next spring. The community may also provide input on the Springs Specific Plan or request notification of future meetings by contacting County staff. The meetings will be conducted both in English and Spanish.

Information may be found by visiting the project website:  or by emailing County staff, Yolanda Solano, at


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