Courthouse Square currently consists of two park areas bisected by Mendocino Avenue. This block of Mendocino Avenue has two north bound and two south bound lanes separated by a landscaped median. Current facilities within the park areas include a stage and bandstand, a courtyard surrounded by steps that contain some of the granite from the original courthouse, the Asawa and Rosenberg fountains, lawn areas with large redwood, an information kiosk, fountain and pool areas, sculptures and other artwork, a buried 'time capsule', a network paths, and benches painted by members of the community. Street trees currently line both sides of Mendocino Avenue through the Square. Surrounding land uses consist of primarily of commercial uses including dining, retail and other business services. Several restaurants feature outdoor dining adjacent to the Square.
The project involves removing one block of Mendocino Avenue between Third Street and Fourth Street, and reuniting Courthouse Square. Peripheral roadways on the east and west side of the square may also be reintroduced to allow limited vehicular access and parking adjacent to businesses bordering the Square.
City of Santa Rosa, Community Development Department
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California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
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