City of Rohnert Park Housing Element Update

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Rohnert Park
Document Title
City of Rohnert Park Housing Element Update
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
As part of the 6th Cycle housing element update, cities are required to identify housing sites that provide the development capacity to accommodate build out of the City’s Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation at all income levels. Opportunities for future housing development include accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and expansion of existing homes, infill projects, new subdivisions in approved specific plan and planned development areas, and the planned annexation and development of new neighborhoods. Rohnert Park’s RHNA allocation for the 2023-2031 planning period is 1,580 units, which is distributed among four income categories. This allocation would be met partially with ADUs that are built on properties with existing single-family or multi-family residences and are limited in terms of square footage and location. The City estimates that ADUs would add 80 dwelling units to housing inventory by 2023. The recommendation from HCD is to adopt a housing site inventory with a buffer of at least 20 percent over the allocated RHNA. The 20 percent buffer for Rohnert Park would bring the housing site inventory to 1,896 units.

Contact Information

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


Rohnert Park
Citywide, Northern California
State Highways
Petaluma Municipal, Sonoma Co
Five, Crane, Hinebaugh, and Copeland Creeks

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), 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, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), 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, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 18
Development Types
Other (Housing Element Update)
Local Actions
General Plan Element
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, 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

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