Chanate Complex Development Site

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The County of Sonoma is placing the Chanate Complex up for sale for private development purposes. See County of Sonoma website for further details about the sale process for the property. 

The City of Santa Rosa will have jurisdiction over the development of this site by a private developer. This includes authority over the environmental review process as well as all planning entitlements including land use and development permits and design review.

The following guidance is meant to support general inquiries as to the general scale, cost and timing of developing the site, however, please note that a specific timeframe and list of necessary entitlements can not be proctored until a specific proposal is evaluated.

A development proposal that encompasses the entirety of the Chanate Complex site will typically be of a scale and level of environmental complexity that will likely require an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Project entitlements associated with the a large housing or mixed use development may include the following: a Pre-Application Neighborhood Meeting, General Plan Amendment, Rezoning, Tentative Map, Design Review, Hillside Development Permit, and possible a Conditional Use Permit depending on the project description. In addition to entitlement and hearing costs, the City may also need to seek consultant senior planner funding to support efficient processing for duration of the project.

Timeframe, Fees, and other Costs:

The timeframe for this scale of a project is approximately 18 to 24 months. Please refer to the City’s Fee Schedule for current fees (note: fees change on July 1). In general, the following are estimated processing fees for a large complex project proposed on the Chanate Complex development site:

  • $26,920 - Pre-EIR admin fee to cover request for proposal and contract process
  • $200,000 to $300,000 - EIR depending on scope
  • $30,000 to $45,000 - EIR admin fee of 15% of EIR contract
  • $1,091 - Neighborhood Meeting (each meeting, we may need to do more than one)
  • $21,855 - General Plan Amendment
  • $13,311 - Rezoning
  • $32,701 - Tentative Map
  • $9,780 - Hillside Development
  • $17,401 - Conditional Use Permit (new construction)
  • $16,969 - Major Design Review
  • $2,336 - Public Hearing – Planning Commission
  • $2,134 - Public Hearing – City Council
  • $2,336 - Public Hearing – Design Review Board

The staff time associated with facilitating a project of this scale is approximately 0.5 FTE Senior Planner for at least 18 months or approximately $135,000. To ensure efficient processing, an applicant can provide the City with staff consultant funds to ensure that adequate staff resources remain available throughout the duration of the project. In addition, based on the scale of the project and extent of public noticing, there may be additional hard costs associated with additional meetings and/or mailings and/or notifications

  1. Bill Rose

    Acting Deputy Director - Planning
    Phone: 707-543-3253

  2. Adam Ross

    Interim Senior Planner
    Phone: 707-543-4705

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Background – Previously Proposed Chanate Village Project – June 2018

In June, 2018, the City conducted pre-application activities associated with the “Chanate Village” project. One of those activities was a pre-application neighborhood meeting. 

  1. 2018 Neighborhood Meeting
  2. Background Documents

Neighborhood Meeting 

The City of Santa Rosa held a neighborhood meeting on June 25th to introduce a project proposed at 3325 Chanate Road, Santa Rosa.

  • Project description:  The Chanate Village project proposes 867 multi-family residential units that includes 260 senior, 162 very-low income, 50-60 veteran, and 385-395 market rate housing units. The project also includes a commercial, cultural, and recreational center, two (2) miles of multi-use trails, and 66.8 acres of open space. Required entitlements include General Plan Amendment, Rezoning, Tentative Map, Hillside Development, Conditional Use Permit, and Major Design Review; File No. PRAP18-021