Projects in Progress

Sandell Distribution Warehouse and Zoning Code Amendment
The Sandell Distribution Warehouse is a proposed project that would be located on the vacant 8.48-acre parcel located at the west end of Blodgett Street (597 Helman Lane) The proposed project consists of a 50,064-square foot storage and warehouse building to be used by a moving and storage company. Portable on-demand storage containers will be stored outside. The project also includes the construction of a cul-de-sac at the west end of Blodgett Street. The project requires the approval of a Zoning Code Amendment to allow Storage-warehouse, inside storage within the CI Commercial/Industrial District subject to the approval of a Use Permit.

Sandell Warehouse - Plans
Sandell PicturePublic Notice of Intent
Draft PODS IS MD
Sandell Warehouse - Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Report
Sandell Warehouse - Biological Assessment Report
Sandell Warehouse - Archaeological Resources Study
Sandell Warehouse - Geotechnical and Soil Investigation Report
Sandell Warehouse - Stormwater and LID Report
Sandell Warehouse - Hydrology Report
Sandell Warehouse - Acoustical Analysis
Sandell Warehouse - Project Overview
Sandell Warehouse - Zoning Code Text Amendment
Spring Rare Plant Survey Report 597 Helman Ln June 2021
CA Fish and Wildlife Comment Letter

La Plaza View Mixed Use Project

La Plaza View is a proposed mixed-use development project that would be located on the vacant parcels located on East Cotati Avenue between Charles Street and La Plaza. The proposed project consists of two three-story buildings with approximately 8,263-10,383 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and 27-29 residential units, and includes on-site parking, landscaping, and ancillary improvements.  

La Plaza View - Project OverviewLa Plaza View
La Plaza View - Architectural Plans
La Plaza View - Building 2 Alternative Floor Plan
La Plaza View - Civil Plans
La Plaza View - Landscape Plans
La Plaza View - Carport Specifications

Jamie Lane (Ryan Lane) Project
Jamie Lane (Ryan Lane) Project Description
Architectural Plans
Engineering/Subdivision Plan

South Sonoma Business Park (Cotati Commons: Lowes)

The proposed Cotati Village project is a portion of the larger Cotati Commons project (also previously known as the South Sonoma Business Park (SSBP)project). It was originally envisioned in 2001 and proposed to develop six parcels totaling approximately 35 acres with 650,000 square feet of office, retail and corporate facilities in western Cotati. The City prepared an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to analyze the potential environmental impacts of the proposed development and an alternative project analyzed in this EIR “The Orchard Plan Alternative” which included 582,000 square feet of mixed office and retail uses and 50 residential units, was formally adopted by the City in May of 2001. Mitigation for wetland and California Tiger Salamander impacts was conducted and the entire project site was mass-graded shortly after adoption.

This original vision for the SSBP never came to fruition and over the next several years, individual properties within the original project boundary came forward to develop (Lowes & The Cotati Cottages), updating the environmental analysis as needed to address the potential CEQA impacts of these individual proposals not originally analyzed and addressed in the SSBP Orchard Plan Alternative EIR. Undeveloped portions of the original SSBP were entitled but have yet to construct the approved projects (Cotati Village for example), while other parcels originally included within the SSBP project have not yet proposed any new development. As of summer 2019, there continues to be strong interest in developing this area in western Cotati, and construction of past entitlements and new revised projects are likely to be seen in the coming year. Below are all of the associated proposed and City approved documents related to the project.

SSBP Image

Cotati Villages
Vesting Tentative Map
Site Layout
Residential Plan Set
Commercial Plan Set
Landscape Plan Set

Environmental Documents
South Sonoma Business Park (SSBP) Draft EIR 2001
SSBP Draft EIR Appendices 2001
SSBP Draft EIR Errata 2001
SSBP Draft Response to Comments 2001
SSBP Draft Addendum to EIR 2003
SSBP Final Addendum to EIR 2003
SSBP Addendum with Errata 2006

Cotati Hotel and Market Hall
The City is currently reviewing a proposal for a new 153-room hotel to be located at the south-west corner of Old Redwood Highway and Gravenstein Highway. The project proposes to remove the existing park-and-ride lot and construct a four-story hotel, approximately 20,050 square feet in size. The project also proposes a 5,650 square foot Market Hall and lounge, available to the general public, to provide retail & restaurant amenities and a small gathering area for fundraisers and musical events.

Final Cotati Hotel and Market Hall Initial/Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
Draft Cotati Hotel and Market Hall Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
Appendix A - Air Quality Greenhouse Gas Supporting Info
Appendix B - Biological Resources Supporting Info
Appendix C - Cultural Resources Supporting Info
Appendix D – Geotech Investigation Supporting Info
Appendix E – Noise Supporting Info
Appendix F – Transportation Supporting Info
Appendix G – Sewer Capacity Memorandum
Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program
Notice of Intent to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration


Wayfinding Program
WayfindingThe City is creating a wayfinding system to assist residents and visitors in navigating our trails and bike paths safely and efficiently, locating desirable landmarks and important facilities, as well as creating needed connections to regional systems. This program began design work in fall of 2019 and construction started in Spring 2020. Project completion is expected in late 2020 or early 2021.


Cotati StationCotati Station
Next to our new train station on Santero Way, a mixed use development consisting of 74 apartment units, commercial space, a new public park, and additional parking for resident or commuters. Construction timing is uncertain, given the financing impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic however the developer is actively seeking options to begin construction. The approvals will remain valid through at least October 2021.

Kessing Ranch Subdivision
Kessing RanchA new single family home development at the prominent corner of Old Redwood Highway and Valparaiso Avenue has been approved by the City Council. The project includes 40 new market rate homes, as well as 7 for-sale affordable homes. Thirty-five percent of the units will be sold with photovoltaic panels installed and all will be prewired for solar. Storm water treatment and protected wetland areas will include interpretive signage to educate the public on low impact development techniques and the importance of naturally functioning systems and a new public park will be created around a historically significant stone structure. This project broke ground in 2019 with construction and sales of the market rate homes proceeding shortly after. The process to determine eligibility and sales of the affordable units is expected to begin in winter of 2020.