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.

Projects currently  under review:

City Ventures, 1009 and 1011 Gravenstein Highway North "The Canopy"

A formal application for 80 residential units was submitted on November 15, 2022, and is under review at this time. To be added to an emai list for notification, please contact John Jay at jjay@cityofsebastopol.org 

Prior review (2019):

7621 Healdsburg Avenue Mixed Use Project

Preliminary review for a mixed use project at 7621 Healdsburg Avenue, which includes first floor commercial with rental apartments above on a second floor along Healdsburg Ave, and townhomes accessed off of Murphy Avenue on the south side of the site.

Preliminary review (a "study session" to provide input t the applicant and staff) is scheduled for:
Planning Commission - December 13, 2022, 6 pm
Design Review/Tree Board - December 21, 2022, 4 pm

  • Project Description
  • Project Drawings

Benedetti Car Wash, 6809 Sebastopol Avenue

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

Approved Projects (in bldg permit review or construction):

Huntley Square residential development, 7950 Bodega Avenue

This 10-unit "mini-townhome" project is approved.

Applicant's Website: https://www.hbusa.net/projects/2021/5/14/huntley-square

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..

Habitat for Humanity Townhomes - 333 N Main St

This 4-unit townhome project is approved.  City is waiting for applicant to submit building permit application.

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 Building Permits were issued in October 2022.  Construction is anticpated to begin in 2023 after required archeology work is completed.

Woodmark Apartments, 7716/7760 Bodega Ave

This project of 84 units of deed restricted, low- and very-low income rental housing  (Affordable Housing) is approved.  The project is being constructed in two phases. 

Current Activities (as of February 28, 2023):
  1. The demolition permit for Phase 1 is completed.
  2. The applicant intends to phase the project, and has submitted grading and building permit applications for Phase 1. (48 units, south side and central site buildings)
  3. Phase 1  is anticipated to start construction mid-March 2023 and anticipated to be completed in 2024. (Please see:  Applicant's phasing plan for what is included in Phase 1.)
The updated Traffic Study has been submitted and reviewed as part of the follow-up requirements.  The Study includes updating the traffic counts. The study also proposed revising the project to have an internal 'stop sign' for residents leaving Woodmark (north of the shared driveway) instead of at the exit to Bear Meadows.

Project Summary:
This project underwent Preliminary Review sessions in 2019-20.  The project was submitted under SB35, and was approved on August 11, 2022.  Addtional subsequent permits (Tree Removal, Tree Protection Plan, Lot Merger, and Sign Permits) determinations were also issued.  Building permit / grading permit review is underway.   

The City has reviewed the study and accepted the analysis, which would require pedestrian improvements across Bodega (a rapid flashing beacon).  Following are conclusions of the analysis:
  • The updated traffic and queuing analysis shows the impact to the neighboring Bear Meadows development will not be significant. No changes to the eastern access configuration are needed.
  • The updated signal warrant analysis shows that the intersection of Bodega Avenue & Robinson Road does not meet the minimum volume warrant thresholds for a traffic signal.  
  • To improve pedestrian safety crossing Bodega Avenue at Robinson Road, a RRFB crossings are recommended as the most appropriate intersection improvement.

Link to applicant's website

Applicant contact for construction questions or rental inquires:  woodmarktpc@gmail.com (note, units will be deed restricted to very low and low income residents, and rental is not anticipated to begin until 2024).

Approval documents:
  1. Woodmark Approval Letter and Conditions of Approval 
  2. Tree Removal, part 1
  3. Tree Removal, part 2
  4. Lot Merger approval
  5. Sign Application approval

SB35 Documents:
  1. Woodmark-Apartments-SB-35-Written-Statement-4-13-2022.pdf
  2. Overall Plan (Sheet A1.1)
  3. Woodmark Apts_Preliminary Landscape Plan
  4. Woodmark - Full Architectural Plans
  5. Topograhy_r20210121-(1).pdf
  6. Woodmark-Lot-Merger-Site-Plan_20220404.pdf
  7. Woodmark-Prelim-Grading-Drainage-Utility-Plan_C1.pdf
  8. Woodmark_Prelim-Site-Sections_C2-(1).pdf
  9. Grading-Exhibit-(1).pdf
  10. Woodmark_Prelim-Stormwater-Plan.pdf

Planning Director: Kari Svanstrom

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


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