Men with their excavators showed up first to scrape the lots, preparing them for planting. Mounds of mulch then appeared.
At long last, landscaping soon will be completed on the 200-square-foot tracts on either side of Hopper Avenue, where it crosses Coffey Lane, a landmark known to locals as the Entryway. Ever since the Tubbs fire leveled much of Santa Rosa’s Coffey Park neighborhood in October 2017, this intersection has been a gathering place for residents to show their unity and resolve.
It is taking shape as the neighborhood around the Entryway returns. Nearly 900 of the more than 1,400 homes destroyed in Coffey Park by the Tubbs fire have now been rebuilt and another 419 are under construction or in the permitting process.
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