Santero Way Specific Plan Update


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Cotati
Document Title
Santero Way Specific Plan Update
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Land Use: SP - Specific Plan, GC - General Commercial; Zoning: SW - Santero Way, CE - Commercial, NL - Neighborhood Low Density
Document Description
The City of Cotati is preparing an update to the Santero Way Specific Plan (SWSP) to update land use designations and realize the vision of a residentially focused transit-oriented neighborhood, within walking distance to the Cotati SMART Station, that also allows for mixed-use and neighborhood-serving retail development, community-serving uses, and transit-serving uses. The designated land uses will be linked to design standards and guidelines and establish a planning framework to facilitate and guide future development. The current SWSP plan boundary will be expanded to add one or more parcels up to 4 acres. Development standards for parcels in zoning designations that permit new residential or commercial development be rezoned to require a minimum density of 25 dwelling units per acre, and a minimum of 1.0 FAR on average.

Contact Information

Noah Housh
Agency Name
City of Cotati
Job Title
Community Development Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Northern California
Cross Streets
East Cotati Avenue and Santero Way
Parcel #
State Highways
101, 116
Laguna de Santa Rosa, Copeland 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 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 Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (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 Drinking Water, District 18, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Residential (25 units/acre minimum)(Units 625, Acres 25)
Local Actions
Specific Plan
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
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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