University District Specific Plan

11 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Rohnert Park
Document Title
University District Specific Plan
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The project is located on properties currently within the County of Sonoma and the Sphere of Influence of the City of Rohnert Park. The project area is generally located on each side of Hinebaugh Creek, east of the current City limits, south of Keiser Avenue, west of Petaluma Hill Road, and north of Copeland Creek. The property is more precisely known as APN #045-253-007, 009 through 012, 018; 045-262-001 through 004; 045-131-019, 024 through 027. The UD LLC and Vast Oak properties and portions of the CRPUSD property have been continuously farmed since the early 1900s, while the Abu-Halawa property has structures on it (designated for low-density residential use). The history of the Gee property is unknown, and no structures currently exist on that property; additionally it is not currently farmed. The City of Rohnert Park Community Garden exists on a portion of the CRPUSD property. Agricultural fields occur within much of the Vast Oak and UD LLC portions of the study area. The most recent General Plan has designated the project area for a variety of land uses, including Mixed Use, Rural Estate Residential, High Density Residential, Medium Density Residential, Low Density Residential, Parks, Open Space-Agriculture and Resource Management, and Open Space-Environmental Conservation.
Document Description
The project is the University District Specific Plan and Annexation, a 297 acre site that is contiguous to the City's easterly boundaries, north of Sonoma State University (SSU), and within the City's LAFCO-approved Sphere of Influence. The project is proposed to include 25 estate residential units, 318 low density residential units, 537 medium density residential units, 630 high density residential units, 100 mixed-use units, up to 250,000 square feet of commercial uses, and a 100-room hotel. The project will also include the annexation of the properties to the City of Rohnert Park.

Contact Information

Ron Bendorff
Agency Name
City of Rohnert Park
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Rohnert Park
Cross Streets
Keiser Avenue, Petaluma Hill Road, Rohnert Park Expressway, Snyder Lane
Total Acres
Parcel #
045-253-007, 009 through 012, 018; 045-262-001 through 004; 045-131-019, 024 through 027
Creekside MS, Rancho Cotati HS, Sonoma State University
Hinebaugh Creek, Copeland Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (Units 1,510), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 250,000), Recreational (40.81 acres of parkland, 58 acres of open space), Other (100 units of Mixed Use; a 100-room hotel)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Rezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.), Annexation
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Fiscal Impacts, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

Download CSV New Search Print