Santa Rosa housing project replacing Journey’s End forges ahead after investor pulls out

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The 532-unit apartment project at the site of the former Journey’s End mobile home park is edging closer to planning approval, a key step that the largest housing project in Santa Rosa’s development pipeline could secure by the end of the year.

But half of the development team has pulled up stakes, leaving the project in search of another investor.

The 3575 Mendocino project, named for its address in north Santa Rosa, would add a mix of market-rate and low-income senior apartments to replace Journey’s End, which was severely damaged by the Tubbs fire in 2017. Two Journey’s End residents died in the wildfire as it burned over the hills and into the city, and 117 of the park’s 161 coaches were destroyed.

Now, nearly three years after the disaster, all remaining coaches have either been demolished or removed from the site, and efforts to secure planning could meet the city’s muster by the end of the year, said Efren Carrillo, director of government and community relations with Burbank Housing, which is working on the more affordable units in conjunction with other developers.

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