North Santa Rosa Station Area Plan


The North Station Area Specific Plan is a planning level document prepared for the area located approximately one-half mile surrounding the proposed Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) station on Guerneville Road. The Specific Plan has been developed to help support future rail transit by improving pedestrian, bicycle, auto and transit connections, increasing residential density, promoting economic development and enhancing aesthetics and quality of life. View the Station Area Plan Map (PDF).

The plan promotes a mixture of residential, retail, office and open space land uses in a pedestrian-friendly urban environment. Goals and policies contained within the plan will be used to guide public and private investments in the area toward this vision. The North Santa Rosa Station Area Specific Plan was adopted by the City Council on September 18, 2012.

What is a Specific Plan

A Specific Plan establishes a set of development standards that provides the City and developers with a flexible tool to guide development in a particular area of a community. The North Santa Rosa Station Area Specific Plan allows for the implementation of the General Plan through a more refined and specific vision for the subject geographical area. In legal terms, a Specific Plan is similar to a zoning ordinance and may contain both policy and regulatory guidelines as long as it remains consistent with the General Plan.

Draft Report

View the Draft Environmental Impact Report | View the Draft Environmental Impact Report Appendix

Supporting Technical Documents

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Community Involvement

The Specific Plan was developed based on comments received during a series of individual meetings with community organizations and property and business owners within the project area, five community visioning workshops held in 2011 and 2012, and input received from a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) that was formed to guide the early stages of the planning process.  The input received during the individual meetings, workshops and from the TAC served as the foundation from which goals and policies contained within the North Santa Rosa Station Area Specific Plan were developed.

Meeting Sumamries

View the Technical Advisory Committee Meeting Summaries | View the Community Workshop Meeting Summaries