Caritas Village

The Caritas Village Project involves the construction of just over a full city-block of development that combines a comprehensive family and homeless support services facility (Caritas Center) to be operated by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa (Catholic Charities) and an affordable housing development (Caritas Homes) to be operated by Burbank Housing Development Corporation (Burbank Housing).

The proposed Caritas Village site consists of one city block, bordered by A, Morgan, 6th, and 7th Streets, located within the St. Rose Preservation District. The proposed project includes demolition of all existing structures on the project site. The project requires the following entitlements: General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan Amendment, Rezoning, Parcel Map, Minor Conditional Use Permit, Major Landmark Alteration Permit, Major Design Review, and a Tentative Map.

Caritas Center:

The Caritas Center would centralize Catholic Charities’ services and programs currently located on the site by consolidating them into a single comprehensive homeless support services facility totaling approximately 46,587 square feet and three stories in height. Catholic Charities would expand its emergency family housing, with 50 family units accommodating up to four people per unit (200 residents) on the project site as part of the Caritas Center; accommodate 40 Nightingale Program participants; and expand the Transitional Residency Program from 12 to 20 participants. The total population of Caritas Center would be 260 residents. There are currently 150 residents on the project site, consisting of 138 emergency shelter residents, and 12 Transitional Residency Program participants. Caritas Center would increase the number of residents by 110 people (not including the new housing units provided by Caritas Homes).

Caritas Homes:

Caritas Homes would provide up to 126 new units of permanent affordable rental housing in two residential structures, plus two units reserved for onsite managers for a total of 128 units. These two residential structures would mostly be built on top of ground-level podium parking for the equivalent of four-story buildings except along 7th Street. Along 7th Street, the Caritas Homes structures would be three-story apartments. Along Morgan and A Streets, the buildings would have ground-floor residential units facing onto the street to conceal the internal parking garages. Each phase of the residential construction would be composed of a building providing 64 units, totaling 61,246 square feet for a total of 128 units (126 rental units and two manager units). The residential units would be a mix of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. Approximately half of these units would target people who have experienced homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness.

Hearings (Video)

February 27, 2020 - Planning Commission

March 3, 2020 - City Council


Caritas Project Description

Caritas Full Plan Set

Caritas Notice of Application - Revised (dated 10/18/2018)

Environmental Review - Caritas Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR)


Environmental Review - Caritas Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR)

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