SANTA ROSA DOWNTOWN STATION AREA SPECIFIC PLAN UPDATE
The Santa Rosa Downtown Station Area Specific Plan (DSASP) is the blueprint for development and preservation in a 650-acre area at the center of the city that includes Courthouse Square, Railroad Square and surrounding residential neighborhoods. Originally adopted in 2007, the Plan describes a vision for downtown as an energetic commercial and cultural center with a range of housing, employment, retail and restaurant options in a vibrant, walkable environment. Over the last 10 years, relatively little development has occurred downtown in spite of a booming economy in the wider Bay Area. As the City takes action to address an ongoing housing crisis made worse by the devastating loss of homes to wild fires in October 2017, the downtown area will play a vital role due to its capacity to accommodate density and provide new housing options.
The City of Santa Rosa is undertaking an update to the DSASP in order to explore options for addressing the community’s unmet housing needs as well as land use, transportation, economic development and historic preservation issues associated with the intensification of housing development downtown. This site provides up-to-date information about the project, its schedule, ways to participate, project documents and City contacts. We invite you to help shape the future of our downtown.