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Housing Sites Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

Project Background and Description

The Housing Sites EIR effort will add sites to the County's Housing Element site inventory to comply with State law, and will implement current General Plan Policies and Programs that require the County to identify urban sites near jobs and transit which may appropriately accommodate additional housing. 

All jurisdictions within California are required to plan for their projected growth, including having adequate sites zoned for housing to meet their identified housing need (Government Code Section 65583(a)(3)). Sonoma County’s General Plan focuses growth in cities and established communities, so sites to be zoned for housing must be located within General Plan-designated Urban Service Areas where public utilities are available. Ideally, the sites could facilitate housing developments where residents can walk to their daily needs, reducing the number of cars on the road and time spent in traffic. See Project Background for more information on the criteria used to determine which sites would be evaluated for rezoning under this EIR

Recent Updates

See the project file (including comments collected during the project scoping period) at our recently updated Resources and Documents page

Contact Information

Nina Bellucci

Planner / Project Manager

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Permit Sonoma
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465074, -122.723705

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