PLP18-0031 Sikh Temple


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
Permit Sonoma
Lead/Public Agency
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Phone : (707) 565-1754

Ajaib Bhadare
Project Applicant


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

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (Units 1, Acres 3.73) Other (Temple Facility)
Local Action
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
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)


Environmental Document
PLP18-0031 MND 20200713   PDF 1926 K PLP18-0031 MND Public Comment Notice 20200713   PDF 119 K PLP18-0031 Summary Form 20200713   PDF 313 K
PLP18-0031 Notice of Completion 20200713   PDF 263 K
State Comments
2020070275_CDFW Comment   PDF 408 K 2020070275_CDFW Comment   PDF 280 K

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