Verano Hotel and Housing

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sonoma County
Document Title
Verano Hotel and Housing
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Recreation Visitor-serving Commercial
Document Description
The applicant proposes to construct a three-story, 120-room hotel with a rooftop observation deck and garden on the southern portion of the 5.9 acre property. The hotel also includes a café/bar on the roof deck, and swimming pool for guests. The height of the hotel at the highest point is 52 feet and 10 inches at tower elements. The proposed housing project is located on the northern portion of the property and consists of a 100 percent affordable rental apartment complex of 71 units and a manager’s unit, in six buildings, with community rooms, landscaped courtyards and pedestrian paths with a maximum height of 43 feet. Fifteen percent of the units will be restricted to very low income renters through an affordability agreement with the County. The remaining 85% with the exception of the manager’s unit will be affordable to moderate, low, and very low income levels, to be determined by funding sources. Also proposed is a landscaped parklet of approximately 15,000 square feet on land owned by County Parks Department, but maintained by the applicant. The parklet property is located at the southwest corner of the project and will contain passive recreation amenities such as benches, water fountains, historical and educational markers.

Contact Information

Eric Gage
Agency Name
County of Sonoma
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
Verano Avenue and Main Street
Parcel #
State Highways
Agua Caliente Creek

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 Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), 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, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, 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 72, Acres 3.3), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 92,400, Acres 2.5, Employees 40)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Rezone, Use Permit
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Noise, Sewer Capacity, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Archeological/Historical, Traffic/Circulation


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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