Category: Planning Dept News

Notice of Cancelation – Planning Commission Public Hearing

The City of Sonoma has canceled two noticed public hearings that were to take place on September 21, 2023.  They have not been rescheduled at this time. To learn more, please refer to the Notice of Cancelation.   For questions, please contact the Community Development department.

City Council to consider updates to some fees September 18th

The Sonoma City Council will consider amendments to specific fees within the Planning, Building, Public Works, and Special Events departments during their forthcoming session. These amendments encompass a variety of adjustments, including clarifications, updates, removals, and the proposal of new fees. These fees encompass assessments for plan examination and permit issuance, street encroachment permits, staff … Continued

Public Invited to Submit Comments on Hotel Project Sonoma Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report

The City of Sonoma has prepared a Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (RDEIR) (State Clearinghouse Number 2015062041) for the Hotel Project Sonoma (also referred to as “the project” or “the proposed project”). The City elected to recirculate the environmental document to address changes to the proposed project – particularly a residential component that was not … Continued

Press Release: City of Sonoma Hires New Community Development Director

View/Download a PDF of the press release SONOMA, Ca – June 9, 2023 — The City of Sonoma (City) is delighted to announce the appointment of Jennifer M. Gates, AICP as the new Community Development Director. Ms. Gates, who relocated to Sonoma last year, brings a wealth of experience and expertise in strategic planning, policy … Continued

HCD finds City’s adopted housing element in full compliance

On April 13, 2023, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) issued a letter to the City of Sonoma stating that they are “pleased to find the adopted housing element in full compliance with State Housing Element Law (Article 10.6 of the Gov. Code). The adopted element, including non-substantive modifications, which was posted on … Continued

Revised Adopted Housing Element Now Available

The City of Sonoma has made minor revisions to the Adopted 6th Cycle Housing Element After receiving comments from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The revisions address the following: Updated Program 20 to include Site 11. HCD noted that sites with a pending project do not have to be included in … Continued

Sonoma Cheese Factory Project Application Continued

The City’s Design Review and Historic Preservation Commission (DRHPC) continued the Design Review application for exterior modifications to a commercial building (The Sonoma Cheese Factory Project) located at 2 West Napa Street to a date yet to be determined. Read the item report and watch a recording from the DRHPC’s Tuesday, March 14th meeting. Visit … Continued

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