Rovina Lane Apartments Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Petaluma
Document Title
Rovina Lane Apartments Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Rovina Lane Apartments project proposes construction of a 32-unit, 100 percent affordable, multifamily housing project consisting of two three-story buildings on a vacant I-acre site. Units will be available to households earning 30 to 60 percent of the area median income (AMI) in Sonoma County. In addition to residential buildings, the site includes 51 on-site parking spaces provided through a combination of tuck-under parking below each building and a surface parking lot located at the rear of the site, landscaping, retaining walls, stormwater treatment areas, trash enclosure, outdoor amenities including child play areas and a dog relief area, and a trash/fire truck hammerhead. Access to the site will be provided via a 30-foot-wide two-way driveway located along Rovina Lane, approximately 100 feet north of its intersection with Jacquelyn Lane. Internal access will be provided by a 26- to 29-foot-wide drive aisle situated between the proposed buildings. In addition to onsite improvements, the project includes installation of utility infrastructure along the Rovina Lane project frontage and within the Rovina Lane utility easement.

Contact Information

Mike Janusek
Agency Name
City of Petaluma Community Development Department
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Krystle Rizzi
Agency Name
City of Petaluma Community Development Department
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Rovina Lane and Petaluma Boulevard South
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
101, SR 116
SMART Railway
Petaluma Municipal Airport
Petaluma City School District (McNear,Grant), Miwok Val. Charter
Petaluma River

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Article 18: Section 21080; 15260; Section 15194 (Affordable Housing)
Reasons for Exemption
On April 23, 2024 the City of Petaluma Planning Commission approved the proposed project, including the associated Site Plan and Architectural Review (SP AR) and State Density Bonus Concession and Waiver Requests for construction of a 32-unit 100 percent affordable housing project and associated on- and off-site improvements. As detailed in the April 23, 2024 Petaluma Planning Commission staff report and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemption memo, the project is eligible for statutory exemption from the provisions of CEQA as it meets the threshold requirements set forth in Section 15192 of the CEQA Guidelines and eligibility criteria set forth in Section 15194 of the CEQA Guidelines. Therefore, no further environmental review is required for the project.
County Clerk


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