Chanate Complex Development Site
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 but not limited to land use, 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 cannot 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 a residential or mixed-use development may include the following:
- Pre-Application Neighborhood Meeting
- Design Review (Concept)
- Design Review (Major)
- Hillside Development Permit (Major)
- Conditional Use Permit (New Construction)
- Tentative Map (Major Subdivision)
- General Plan Amendment
In addition to entitlement and hearing costs, the City may also require a consultant Senior Planner be funded by the applicant to support efficient processing for the duration of the project.
Timeframe, Fees, and other Costs
The timeframe for a large scale development on this site 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 project proposed on the Chanate Complex site:
- $28,251 – 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
- $1,145 – Neighborhood Meeting (each meeting; more than one may be required)
- $1,480 – Design Review (Concept)
- $22,935 – General Plan Amendment (Text or Diagram)
- $13,969 – Rezoning (Map)
- $34,317 –Tentative Map (Major Subdivision)
- $10,263 – Hillside Development Permit (Major)
- $18,261 – Conditional Use Permit (New Construction)
- $17,807 – Design Review (Major)
- $2,451 – Public Hearing – Planning Commission
- $2,240 – Public Hearing – City Council
- $2,451 – 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.