Rezone Sites for Housing Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sonoma County
Document Title
Rezone Sites for Housing Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Project Applicant
Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department
Present Land Use

Document Description
Note: Per Lead Agency - Refer to Extended Review for Received Date of NOP on 4/16/2020. The project includes site identification, environmental analysis, and rezoning of urban sites for by-right medium density housing. This project will add sites to the County's Housing Element site inventory to comply with the new inventory requirements, and will implement current General Plan Policies and Programs including Policy HE-2f to consider a variety of sites for higher-density and affordable housing, and Housing Element Programs 11 and 20 which encourage the identification of urban sites near jobs and transit which may appropriately accommodate additional housing. The project includes: 1) a General Plan Map amendment as necessary to adjust allowable densities on identified sites; 2) rezoning of sites to match new general plan densities or to add the AH (Affordable Housing) or WH (Workforce Housing) combining zones; and 3) a program EIR to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the project. The project is intended to facilitate and encourage by-right housing development.

Contact Information
Nina Bellucci
Sonoma County
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Phone : (707) 565-1236
Fax : (707) 565-1103


Northern California
Cross Streets
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Development Type
Other (Rezone sites for housing)
Local Action
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Housing Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects Other
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Housing and Community Development California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 California State Lands Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Transportation, District 4


Environmental Document
Permit Sonoma NOP 3-11-20_v2_downsized   PDF 4597 K
Permit Sonoma NOC   PDF 240 K
State Comments
2020030351_Caltrans Comment   PDF 101 K 2020030351_CDFW Comment   PDF 351 K

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