Development Activity

The Planning Division coordinates the City's review of residential, commercial, office and industrial development projects.  This includes working with property owners, developers, business owners, and residents to ensure that their development proposals conform to City policies and guidelines.

The following are links to information about several current development projects that are either in the pipeline or have been recently entitled.  A complete list of current development activity in the city can be found in the City of Rohnert Park Development Activity Report:  December 2017, February 2018

Residences at Five Creek

Residences at Five Creek

The Residences at Five Creek project is located within the Stadium Area Master Plan (SAMP), a 32.8 acre site and the former location of the Sonoma County Crushers Baseball Stadium. A portion of the SAMP has been developed with the Fiori Estates and The Reserve apartment complexes. The Five Creek project is composed of a 135 unit apartment complex, 0.65 acre park, 132 room hotel and 34,300 sf shopping center, located on the northerly 12.65 acres of the site. The project’s tentative map also creates an approximately 2.7 acre parcel that will be developed by the City as a fire station and a corporation yard. The Planning Commission approved a Preliminary Development Plan for this project in May 12, 2016 and conducted a joint study session with the Park and Recreation Commission on June 8, 2016 to identify the preferred location, configuration and improvements for the proposed park.

An environmental impact report (EIR) was prepared for the original Stadium Area Master Plan, but its analysis, particularly for air quality and greenhouse gas emissions, did not adequately address current legal and regulatory requirements.  A subsequent MND was prepared (see below) which closed on December 8, 2016.

The project entitlements for recommendation to the City Council were approved by the Planning Commission on December 22, 2016.  On January 10, 2017, the City Council approved the following entitlements for the Residences at Five Creek project:

Residences @ Five Creek Apartment Complex
Residences @ Five Creek Cambria Hotel
Residences at Five Creek Final Development Plan
Resolution 2017-008 - Mitigated Negative Declaration/Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program
Resolution 2017-009 - General Plan Amendment
Resolution 2017-010 - Master Plan Amendments-Final Development Plan-Conditional Use Permit
Resolution 2017-011 - Tentative Parcel Map
Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration - Stadium Area Master Plan Amendment, Residences at Five Creek and City Public Safety/Public Works Facilities
Initial Study - Stadium Area Master Plan Amendment, Residences at Five Creek and City Public Safety/Public Works Facilities
 - Initial Study Appendix A - Final Development Plan
 - Initial Study Appendix B - Air Quality & Greenhouse Gas Emissions
 - Initial Study Appendix C - Traffic Impact Study
 - Initial Study Appendix D - Preliminary Jurisdictional Delineation

Avram House Apartments

Avram House Apartments

The Avram House apartment project is located within the Central Rohnert Park Priority Development Area (PDA).  Approved by the Planning Commission in March 2017, the Avram House project will provide for 90 residential units spread between five residential buildings ranging in height from three to four stories.  This project will take advantage of the affordable housing density bonus allowed by state law;  in exchange for seven affordable housing units, the density bonus increases the number of units allowed on the site by 32.5%, allows for a reduction in setbacks, and reduces the amount of required parking.

The Avram House project will also feature varied strategies to reduce its environmental impact - particularly related to air quality and greenhouse gases.  Included are:  electric vehicle charging stations, pedestrian and bicycle amenities, energy efficient building design, solar panels, onsite storm water detention and filtration,  and other provisions to offset the carbon footprint of the project.  

The project will include numerous amenities that will lend to its attractiveness to tenants and truly make it an asset for the neighborhood and the wider community.  A large pool and cabana area is tucked within the protected space created by the C-shaped building on the western end of the project.  Outdoor grilling space will be provided along with ample landscaping.  To facilitate its attractiveness to commuters using alternative forms of transit, this project has indoor bike storage (rather than just exterior bike racks) that will allow residents to keep their bicycles in a secure and dry area.  Convenient, well-lit access to the Copeland Creek Trail will also be provided from the project site.

Avram House Project - Site Plan and Architectural Review
Avram House Project - Resolution 2017-08

Clearwater @ Sonoma Hills

Clearwater @ Sonoma Hills

Site Plan and Architectural Review/Conditional Use Permit - Clearwater @ Sonoma Hills

Located east of the intersection of Rohnert Park Expressway and Snyder Lane and south of Medical Center Drive, the Clearwater @ Sonoma Hills project site is comprised of 2 parcels that proposes to construct a two-story, 85,815 square foot, 90 unit, 114 bed assisted living and memory care facility.  The proposed project is Phase II of the Oak View Senior Residential Project approved by the City in 2002.

The two story building will have a craftsman style architecture compatible with the adjacent Oak View apartments.  The building surrounds on three sides an outside entertainment area for residents consisting of outside dining, a dance floor with overhead lights, bocce ball court, garden beds, a dog run, putting green and activity tables.  Fully staffed, the facility will consist of administrative services, food services, housekeeping services, transportation services and care giving services.

Site Plan and Architectural Review and Conditional Use entitlements is scheduled to be heard by the Planning Commission at their regularly scheduled meeting of April 13, 2017.  Full details, including the agenda and staff report for the April 13th meeting will be available April 7, 2017.

KG Technologies

KC Technologies

Site Plan and Architectural Review - KG Technologies

The proposed KG Technologies project is located in the Triangle Business Area in the recently approved Central Rohnert Park Priority Development Area Plan on State Farm Drive, southeast of Professional Center Dr.  The project site is a 1.49 acre parcel that proposes construction of a 10,000 square foot building for headquarter offices and warehousing for an electronic distribution center.  KG designs and manufactures high-quality, ultra-reliable latching relays that allow clients to manage their energy loads most effectively through remote disconnect/reconnect capabilities and are preparing to enter new market segments, such as electric vehicles and chargers, Smart appliances for the home, and many other green market applications.

The Planning Commission will be reviewing the Site Plan and Architectural portion of the project for the KG Technologies proposal at their regularly scheduled meeting of April 13, 2017.