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Flahavan Estates, located on a 7.12-acre property at 8841 Old Redwood Highway, is proposed to be a 35-unit single-family home subdivision with homes ranging in size from 1,800 to 2,600 square feet. The required entitlements include a Tentative Map, Design Review, and a Hillside Development Permit. The proposed project is currently under review by City staff and will require Planning Commission review and City Council approval. For additional information, please contact JP Harries at (707) 665-3634 or firstname.lastname@example.orgDesign Concept
Preliminary Landscape Plan
On September 28, 2021, the Cotati City Council approved Design Review, a Use Permit, and a Zoning Amendment allowing development of the Sandell Distribution Warehouse. The project will be located on the vacant 8.48-acre parcel located at the west end of Blodgett Street and 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 indoors and outside. The project also includes the construction of a cul-de-sac at the west end of Blodgett Street. The project is currently under construction.
Sandell Warehouse - Plans
Public 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
The Sandell Distribution Warehouse Building 2, is a proposed project that would be located on the western portion of an 8.48-acre property at 380 Blodgett Street (formerly 597 Helman Lane). The project includes the construction of a 35,500 square-foot warehouse building to be used by a moving and storage company. The project also includes an outdoor storage area for containers, loading areas, paved parking areas and driveways, sidewalks, and landscaping. Access to the project will be from a new cul-de-sac at the end of Blodgett Street to be constructed on the eastern portion of the property adjacent to Sandell Distribution Warehouse Building 1, which is currently under construction. The project has received a Use Permit, Design Review, and environmental review approval. The applicant has applied for a building permit.
Final Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program
Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Report
Biological Assessment Report and Addendum
Archeological/Cultural Resources Study
Soil and Geotechnical Feasibility Evaluation
Stormwater Low Impact Development Report
Preliminary Hydraulics and Hydrology Report
Acoustical Analysis of Operational Noise
Traffic Impact Analysis
New Housing Laws and La Plaza View Family Apartments
Recent changes in State housing law, including Senate Bill 35 and others, allow developers to build homes with very limited input from cities, including in areas previously envisioned and planned for commercial development, like downtown Cotati. These new laws also allow housing projects to be constructed without environmental or public review in some cases, including without any review by the Planning Commission, City Council or the public. In those cases, the City is required to issue building permits if the developer can demonstrate compliance with these State laws and any objective standards created by the City.
The La Plaza View Family Apartments, located at 120 E. Cotati Avenue, is one such project under review by the City. The developer, North Bay Housing, is requesting to utilize the “building permit only” process allowed under Senate Bill 35. This project proposes to construct a five-story (59-foot tall) apartment building accommodating 14 one-bedroom, 38 two-bedroom and 18 three-bedroom units, for a total of 70 apartment homes and no commercial or retail tenants. The project seeks to take advantage of State mandated parking reductions and provide 63 parking spaces (0.9 spaces per unit) to support these units. If the developer demonstrates that the project complies with the applicable, objective development criteria, the Community Development Department will be required to issue a building permit allowing construction of the project.
Project design and development materials have been provided on the City’s “Projects in Progress” webpage to inform the community about this proposed development and to provide the community with an understanding of the proposed design. A Notice of Application will also be sent to the neighbors of the proposed project.
If you have questions about the project, you may email the developer Steve Leonard at: email@example.com
If you have questions about the City review process under SB 35, you may email city staff Noah Housh at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Director, Community Development Department
Notice of Intent
Attachment 1 to Notice of Intent
The Cotati Village Community project, located at the northeast corner of Gravenstein Highway and Alder Avenue, is proposed to be a mixed-use apartment development that includes 177 rental units across six buildings and a 3,449-square-foot clubhouse at the center of the development with residential amenities and a swimming pool. Most ground-floor spaces in the buildings fronting Gravenstein Highway are planned to be non-residential spaces providing retail and office space. As proposed, 18 of the units will be rented as affordable units for families in the very low-income bracket (30% to 50% of the area median income). The project is currently under review by City staff and will require review by the Cotati Planning Commission and approval by the Cotati City Council. For additional information contact JP Harries at (707) 665-3634 or email@example.com.
Cotati Village Community Plan Set
On July 18, 2022, the Cotati Planning Commission approved an updated architectural design for the previously approved 153-room Cotati Hotel project, 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.
Cotati Hotel Design Concept
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
The City is installing a bike and pedestrian 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 of Phase 1 (trail signage) started in Spring 2020. Phase 2 (kiosks) completion is expected in 2022.
Next to the SMART train station on Santero Way, a mixed-use development consisting of 98 apartment units, commercial space, a new public park, and additional parking for residents and commuters is being proposed. This project request will replace the previous approval of a 74-unit apartment project by proposing only minor changes to the exterior and architectural design, but internally reconfiguring the units to replace many of the approved 3-bedroom units with 1-bedroom units.
Cotati Station Design Review Submittal Plans
As currently proposed, the Redwood Row project, located adjacent to Lowes, includes 157 solar all-electric three-story townhome-style condominiums and ground floor shopkeeper commercial spaces fronting Gravenstein Highway. Home sizes range between 1,480 sf to 2,300 sf and include between 2 to 4 bedrooms with garaged parking. The project will preserve the large existing oak tree onsite as a central connection point with community amenities designed around the oak to create a central green park area.
The proposed project at 902 East Cotati Avenue would demolish an existing single-family home and redevelop the property with four new residences and two accessory dwelling units (ADUs) within two separate two-story structures.
The proposed project entails the operation of the Veronda-Falletti Ranch property, which is owned by the City of Cotati, as a demonstration farm and community recreational and educational facility, including farming, animal keeping, community educational activities, youth programs, community events, cultural and historical programming, community gardening, and produce, plant, egg, and Cottage Foods sales. The Ranch will be operated by the organizations Farmster and Sandy Loam, both of which are contracted with the City by license agreements, which require annual workplan approval by the City. The activities on the site will be largely programmatic in nature, using existing structures and infrastructure, in keeping with current and historic uses of the property. Some expansion of agricultural, community, and youth program activity using existing facilities and resources is also planned.
Veronda-Falletti Ranch Project Description