The purpose of the SDC Specific Plan is to guide development of the SDC core campus and preserve
open space and natural resources on the SDC property. The State of California enacted
Government Code Section 14670.10.5 that outlines the State’s goals and objectives for the SDC
Specific Plan and disposition of the property. In light of the statewide affordable housing crisis,
State law stipulates that the SDC Specific Plan prioritize housing, especially
affordable housing and housing for individuals with developmental disabilities,
and stipulates that the open space surrounding the core campus be preserved as open space. The
State legislation and other background documents pertaining to the project are available at the
project website: https://www.sdcspecificplan.com/documents.
In December 2019, the State and the County of Sonoma entered into an agreement for the County to
prepare a Specific Plan and related Environmental Impact Report that furthers the State’s
objectives as outlined in State legislation for the site, undertake technical studies, and provide
for community engagement in land use planning. The State legislation for the site does not mandate
that the State will accept the outcome of the County-driven process, and requires the State
Department of General Services to proceed with actions that best represent the interests of the
State. However, should the State dispose of the site to private or other non-State entities, the
property will be subject to County regulatory control and the policies established in the Specific
Following the agreement with the State, Permit Sonoma (the County’s planning agency)
began public outreach in January 2020. Significant community input has been gathered
through community meetings, workshops, and online surveys. The majority of the outreach has been
conducted virtually to accommodate participation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Information on community input gathered and work completed to date are available at the
project website: https://www.sdcspecificplan.com/documents/. Community members have also been
engaged since 2015 on their vision for the SDC site, with numerous
community members providing input over a span of years prior to this Specific Plan process.
Community outreach will continue as the Specific Plan is developed and finalized.
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 Water Resources (DWR), 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, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
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California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Other (Mixed Use. See project Description)
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Energy, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Wildfire
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