Rohnert Park 2040 General Plan Update and 2023-2031 Housing Element Update

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Rohnert Park
Document Title
Rohnert Park 2040 General Plan Update and 2023-2031 Housing Element Update
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Various - Citywide
Document Description
2040 General Plan Update The General Plan update addresses the current needs and preferences of the community. The General Plan Planning Area, which reflects the geographic area covered by the General Plan update, is shown on Figure 1. The Planning Area encompasses all lands within the current city limits plus lands within the City’s adopted Sphere of Influence and Urban Growth Boundary. The 2040 General Plan will be Rohnert Park’s updated long-term framework for future growth and development. The 2040 General Plan represents the community’s view of its future and contains the goals and polices upon which the City Council and Planning Commission will base their land use and resource decisions in the future. To provide a contemporary plan that will guide the community to the year 2040, the General Plan is being updated to reflect changes in the community, new issues and opportunities (as identified from community input), changes in State law (such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions), and new trends (autonomous cars, impacts of online shopping, and so forth). The General Plan update identifies and prioritizes opportunities to preserve the character of the community, conserve natural resources, and direct land use policies that enable sustainable growth and employment opportunities in Rohnert Park. 2023-2031 Housing Element Update The Housing Element update will address housing issues facing the City; the City’s housing needs; available sites and resources for housing; and the goals of the Housing Element update. The Housing Element update will assess the housing needs of the City’s population based on its demographic characteristics and its existing housing inventory. The Housing Element update will be based on the City’s latest RHNA estimates, which determined that the City needs to plan for approximately 1,580 residential units, plus a buffer of some number of units to ensure ongoing compliance with the No Net Loss provisions of State housing law. The City's existing housing inventory will be evaluated under requirements of State law to include specific requirements for lower income sites, addressing underutilized sites, use of mixed-use sites, demonstrating realistic capacity and meeting new requirements for the re-use of existing housing opportunity sites deemed beneficial by the City. The Housing Plan will identify any necessary amendments to the General Plan; Zoning Code; design guidelines; and other adopted local documents to achieve compliance with State law

Contact Information

Jeffrey Beiswenger
Agency Name
City of Rohnert Park
Job Title
Planning Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Rohnert Park
Citywide, Northern California
Cross Streets
Various, Citywide
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
101, 116
Cotati Naval Outer Landing Field

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 Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (General Plan and Housing Element Update)
Local Actions
General Plan Update, Housing Element Update
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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