Public Meeting to Receive Comments on Hotel Project Sonoma RDEIR – July 20th, 6:00 PM

Posted on July 14, 2023

Hotel Project Rendering

The City of Sonoma Planning Commission will hold a public meeting to receive comments on the Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (RDEIR) for the “Hotel Sonoma Project”, at thier regular meeting on Thursday, July 20th at 6:00 p.m.

The Sonoma Hotel Project is located at 153 West Napa Street and 541 First Street West evaluating the redevelopment of an existing site and construction of a 62-guestroom hotel, 80-seat restaurant and bar, a spa with 6 treatment rooms, raised swimming pool veranda, 130 on-site parking spaces (consisting of a 113-stall basement parking garage, 9 surface parking spaces, and 8 covered residential parking spaces), and an 8-unit residential condominium building. See the agenda item report.

The meeting will be held at City Council Chambers at 177 First St. West and can be viewed on channel 27 or the City’s CivicWeb portal. These are “hybrid meetings” in that those interested in participating can do so in person or virtually on Zoom. Find out how to participate in virtual meetings here.

About the RDEIR and How to Submit Written Comments

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 included as a part of the previously proposed project.

The RDEIR (Download Now), addresses the potential environmental effects associated with the proposed project in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). In accordance with Section 15087 of the CEQA Guidelines, the City has prepared a Notice of Availability (NOA) to provide responsible agencies and other interested parties with notice that the RDEIR is now available for review and to solicit comments and/or concerns regarding the environmental issues associated with the proposed Hotel Project Sonoma from June 23, 2023, to August 7, 2023.

Written comments can be submitted during the Public Comment Period ending at 5:00 pm on August 7, 2023, at the address indicated below:

City of Sonoma
No. 1 The Plaza
Sonoma, CA 95476

Or email

For questions contact the Planning staff at (707) 933-2204 or email

Learn more and sign up for project updates on the Sonoma Hotel Project webpage.

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