Special Projects & Notices

Special Projects are those that are either projects initiated by the City with respect to public policy or public facilities, or privately-proposed projects of a significant scope or size.

Downloadable Documents

Huntley Square residential development, 7950 Bodega Avenue

The City has released the CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) Initial Study and recommends a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project.  The City Council approved the Project (Rezoning/Conditional Use Permit, Tentative Subdivision Map, CEQA review) on March 1, 2022 City Council meeting.  Design Review was approved at the May 18, 2022 Design Review/Tree Board..
The CEQA study and technical studies can be found below:

Habitat for Humanity Townhomes - 333 N Main St

This 4-unit townhome project has been submitted for formal review. 
Documents coming soon!

Benedetti Car Wash, 6809 Sebastopol Avenue

The Use Permit/environmental review was approved for this project in early 2020.  Design Review is pending.

City Ventures, 1009 and 1011 Gravenstein Highway North

This project has undergone preliminary reivew meetings.  No formal applcation has been submitted. Preliminary review sessions held in 2019:

Piazza Hotel Project

The Hotel Sebastopol is a mixed use project that includes 66-room hotel wtih a variety of room styles (suites to hostel rooms), a mixed use building with artist studios, retail spaces, and a restaurant/meeting venue.  This project was approved in 2017, and approvals are valid until October 2022.  We anticipate the applicant is anticpating building permit issuance by that time, with site archeology work prior to 

Woodmark Apartments, 7716/7760 Bodega Ave

This project underwent Preliminary Review sessions in 2019 and 2020.  A Notice of Intent to submit for approval under SB35 regulations was submitted in February 2021.  The current status is noted below.

Current Application Status and Site Activities (as of August 16, 2022):
  1. The demolition permit for the structures and non-regulated (i.e. smaller and non-native) trees was issued on August 15, 2022. Demolition of the sturyuctures is antitipated to start August 16.
  2. The City issued an Approval for the SB35 application on August 11, 2022.  Addtional subsequent permits (Tree Removal, Tree Protection Plan, Lot Merger, and Sign Permits) determinations will be issued within the next week.
  3. Woodmark Approval Letter and Conditions of Approval 

SB35 Application Submittal Documents (6/1/22) (new / modified info in red):
  1. Applicant's Resonse to SB35 Inconsistency Determination / Memo for new submittal
  2. Application forms and checklists (including SB35 checklists)
  3. Woodmark-Apartments-SB-35-Written-Statement-4-13-2022.pdf
  4. Property-Information.pdf
  5. Grant Deed 7716 Bodega Avenue
  6. Overall Plan (Sheet A1.1)
  7. Woodmark Apts_Preliminary Landscape Plan
  8. Woodmark - Full Architectural Plans
  9. Woodmark - Electrical Plan
  10. Topograhy_r20210121-(1).pdf
  11. Woodmark-Lot-Merger-Site-Plan_20220404.pdf
  12. Woodmark-Prelim-Grading-Drainage-Utility-Plan_C1.pdf
  13. Woodmark_Prelim-Site-Sections_C2-(1).pdf
  14. Grading-Exhibit-(1).pdf
  15. Woodmark_Prelim-Stormwater-Plan.pdf
 Link to applicant's website
  1. Summary of application history:
  2. The Applicant submitted a new SB35 application on June 1, 2022.  The City again has 60 days under state statute to review the application, and 90 days to issue a decision on the project. the City completed review of the new applciation (materials below) on Jun 28, 2022, and found that, while there were minor inconsistencies, these inconsistencies could be resolved through conditions of approval for the project. The City will be moving forward with reviewing project conditions of approval, with a deadline of August 30, 2022.
  3. City Determination Letter of Consistency Review dated June 28, 2022. 
  4. There is a 7 day appeal period for this determination.  If no appeals are received by July 5, 2022, 5:30 pm, the decision is final.  The applicant can submit a new application submittal at any time, and the process for review would be based on the materials submitted and their response to the Determination Letter of Incompleteness/Inconsistency letter.
Prior review by City's Design Review Board/Tree Board Public Comments:

Planning Director: Kari Svanstrom

7120 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: 707-823-6167
Fax: 707-823-1135
Email: ksvanstrom@cityofsebastopol.org


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