Southwest Estates

6 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Rosa
Document Title
Southwest Estates
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The Southwest Estates project is a 12.94 acre site in Southwest Santa Rosa. The project is near the intersection of Burgess Drive and Bellevue Avenue. The site is bound by Colgan Creek on the south; Bellevue Ranch Subdivision to the north; Elsie Allen High School and Burgess Drive to the west; and undeveloped lands to the east. The project site is in an area which is rapidly urbanizing with numerous pending and approved subdivisions along Dutton Meadow to the east of the site. The project site is currently vacant with a large stand of Eucalyptus trees on the southern portion of the property. The property was most likely used as grazing land in the past. The property has two General Plan Designations. The lower third of the site is designated Medium Density Residential and the upper two thirds of the site are designated Low Density/Open Space. The site is currently zoned PI (public institutional).

Document Description
The applicant is proposing to rezone the property from PI (public institutional) to R-1-6 (on the northern two thirds of the property) and to R 3-18 (on the southern third of the property). The portion of the property which is designated Medium Density Residential is proposed as a 4.51 acre Parcel A, which is intended for future development as a multi-family site. The property rezoned to R1-6 will be subdivided into 48 lots intended for single family detached homes. There are three different one and two story floor plans ranging in size from 1,934 to 2,556 square feet. The subdivision is creating five new public streets, one of the new public streets known as Common Way will access several other proposed and approved subdivisions and runs in a north/south direction with a Class I Bikeway. Common Way will also have a sanitary sewer line in the road which will run under Colgan Creek connecting to a sewer main in Bellevue Avenue. The developer proposes to trench for the sanitary sewer line during a period of low flow (May 15 - October 15). The trench within the creek channel will be about 4 feet wide with an excavator track width of 12 feet. The sanitary sewer line will be approximately 6 feet below the deepest section of the creek channel and 16 feet below the top bank. After the work is completed the developer is proposing to restore the site to the before condition.

Contact Information
Lori MacNab
City of Santa Rosa
Lead/Public Agency
100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Room 3
Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Phone : (707) 543-3258


Santa Rosa
Cross Streets
Bellevue Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit
Elsie Allen High School, Meadow View Elementary School
Colgan Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (Units 48, Acres 12.94)
Local Action
Rezone Use Permit Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Geology/Soils Transportation Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB) Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW) California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)

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