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Planning & Economic Development

Posted on: August 25, 2022

City of Santa Rosa Launches Housing and Downtown Development Trackers

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The tracking tools address community questions about how the city is meeting its housing needs.

The City of Santa Rosa has launched two new tools designed to inform the public about the state of development around the city—one focused on Downtown, the other on the city’s progress towards housing for all. In addition, the city has refreshed its longstanding Pending Development Report. 

“These tools are a great first step for the public to track the City’s progress with meeting its housing needs,” said Planning and Economic Development Director Clare Hartman. “With Santa Rosa becoming a more desirable place than ever to work and to raise a family, the demand to live here is high. It’s important that we are as transparent as possible and show how the city is fairing to meet the demand for housing by both current and future residents.” 

The first tool is part of the city’s UpDowntown housing campaign, which supports infill development in the downtown area through the implementation of fee incentives and permit streamlining. This tool showcases all developments in the downtown, with a particular emphasis on housing. At this time, 131 units have been built and 228 are currently under construction within the downtown area. View downtown developments

The second major tool now available for the public to use is the city’s new dashboard focused on housing development citywide. Over the last five years, the city has continued to look at ways to streamline and spur housing development for all. This includes meeting the needs at all income levels and for all types of housing, including affordable housing, accessory dwelling units and missing middle or workforce housing. The tool highlights the myriad of ways housing is being added to the city in real time. View the housing dashboard

Finally, the City’s Pending Development Report was refreshed and displays both residential and non-residential developments that are currently under planning review or have received planning approval. This report only includes residential projects with five or more units, and non-residential developments that are at least 5,000 square feet. A series of maps are also included to provide a location reference, and city planner contact information is listed to address any inquiries from the public. View the pending developments report

For more information, go to srcity.org/PED