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:  September 2018

Station Avenue

Station Avenue
The Station Avenue project is located within the Central Rohnert Park Priority Development Area. The 32 acre site includes the former State Farm Campus and the City's existing Corporation Yard, and the Rohnert Park SMART station is adjacent to the project on the east side. A Preliminary Development Plan for the project was approved by the City in 2016. After a change in ownership and project name, an application by Laulima Development for a Final Development Plan was submitted in January 2017.

The project is anticipated to have 460 apartments, row houses, and townhomes, 130,000 square feet of retail, 120,000 square feet of office, and a 156 room hotel. A brewery is planned as part of the retail component. The ground-level retail will be concentrated on a new east-west street running from State Farm Drive and terminating a large 'station' building. There will also be retail facing a newly improved State Farm Drive and Rohnert Park Expressway. An active plaza and event lawn are planned in front of the station building, while the mixed use buildings surrounding this plaza will generally have retail on the ground floor, office on the second level, and ample on-street parking is scattered throughout the development. The row houses and townhouses are concentrated on the southern half of the project site, with a 1.1 acre neighborhood park also planned adjacent to Enterprise Drive.

An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was prepared for the Central Rohnert Park Priority Development Area Plan in 2016. Environmental studies are underway to ascertain this project's consistency with the existing EIR.

Additional information and updates pertaining to the project can be found on the applicant's project website at www.stationaverp.com

Relevent Pages and Documents:
Central Rohnert Park PDA
Central Rohnert Park Draft EIR
Central Rohnert Park Draft EIR -Appendix A-H
Central Rohnert Park Final EIR

Past Meetings
City Council Architecture Study Session (6/26/2018) - Staff ReportHandout and Video
Planning Commission Study Session (7/12/2018) - Staff Report and Video
Parks & Recreation Commission Study Session (7/19/2018)- Staff Report and Video
Planning Commission Study Session (7/26/2018) - Staff Report and Video
Parks & Recreation Commission (8/6/2018) - Staff Report and Video
Planning Commission Study Session (8/8/2018) - Staff Report and Video
Planning Commission Study Session (8/15/18) - Staff Report and Video
Planning Commission Study Session (8/22/2018) - Staff Report and Video
Planning Commission Study Session (9/27/2018) - Staff Report and Video
City Council Project Update (10/9/2018) - Staff Report and Video

Future Meetings​​ (click here)
Planning Commission Study Session (10/15/2018) - Staff Report and Agenda
 Others: TBD

Residences at Five Creek

Residences at Five Creek - Cambria
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

Bella Creek (Avram House)

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.

Bella Creek (Avram House) - Site Plan and Architectural Review
Bella Creek (Avram House) - Resolution No. 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.

The Planning Commission approved the Site Plan and Architectural Review and Conditional Use entitlements for Clearwater @ Sonoma Hills on April 13, 2017.

Clearwater @ Sonoma Hills - Site Plan and Architectural Review and Conditional Use entitlements
Clearwater @ Sonoma Hills - Resolution No. 2017-09

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 approved the Site Plan and Architectural Review for KG Technologies on April 13, 2017.

KG Technologies - Site Plan and Architectural Review
KG Technologies - Resolution No. 2017-11