PLP18-0031 Sikh Temple

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sonoma County
Document Title
PLP18-0031 Sikh Temple
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Vacant Lot
Document Description
A Sikh Temple and community assembly center and an on-site detached 3-bedroom residence for resident and short stay priests on a 3.73-acre parcel zoned C1 (Neighborhood Commercial District) with a VOH (Valley Oak Habitat) Combining District. The temple is approximately 11,776 square feet (SF) with assembly spaces for worship and events, a dining hall, kitchen, offices, public restrooms and classrooms for religious instruction and other related use. The on-site employee residence is an approximately 2,137 SF two-story building with an attached garage. The project site will have a total of 160 parking spaces, 32 bicycle parking spaces, and two garage parking spaces. The primary use of the facilities will involve Sunday morning prayer sessions, religious instruction via Sunday school and sharing of food prepared on site for up to 250 guests. Special events, such as but not limited to weddings, are permitted with a maximum of 300 guests and a maximum of 52 scheduled events per year. Special events exceeding 250 people will use a licensed caterer for food service. Standard hours of operation will be from 6am to 12am daily and special events will be limited to 7am to 10pm.

Contact Information

Scott Orr, Deputy Director of Planning
Agency Name
Permit Sonoma
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Ajaib Bhadare
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Santa Rosa
Cross Streets
Todd Road and Stony Point Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Elsie Allen High School

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Development Types
Residential (Units 1, Acres 3.73), Other (Temple Facility)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian


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