The Caritas Village Project (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 is 2.78-acres, consisting of one city block, bordered by A, Morgan, 6th, and 7th Streets; plus, two lots on the southeast corner of 7th and A Streets, at 501 and 507 A Street, located within the St. Rose Preservation District. The proposed project includes demolition of all existing structures on the project site.
Caritas Village has two components: Caritas Center and Caritas Homes.
The Caritas Center would consolidate the existing onsite Family Support Center and Homeless Services Center into a three-story, 41,290-square-foot building that would provide emergency shelter, a navigation center1, transitional housing, wrap-around services, health services, and administrative offices.
Caritas Homes would provide up to 126 permanent affordable housing units, plus two units for on-site managers, within two, four-story buildings. The project requires the following entitlements: General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan Amendment, Rezoning, Parcel Map, Conditional Use Permit, Housing Allocation Plan concession, Landmark Alteration Permit(s), Design Review, Parking Reduction for Caritas Center, Tree Removal Permit, and a Request for Reserve A Allotments.