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Weekend Caltrans project closing Highway 12 in west Santa Rosa

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Sections of Highway 12 will be closed this coming weekend in west Santa Rosa while Caltrans crews perform a concrete slab replacement project.

Work is scheduled to take place between Fulton Road and Dutton Avenue between 8 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday, according to Caltrans.

The highway will be fully closed from 8 p.m. to between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m., and detours will be in place to guide traffic.

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Long-awaited repairs underway on Moscow Road in Monte Rio

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Long-awaited repairs are underway on two sections of Moscow Road west of Monte Rio that washed out during extreme weather 4½ years ago and again during heavy rains earlier this year.

The $3.4 million project should be a relief to residents of Villa Grande and nearby neighbors, who have been hemmed in on the west by a road closure from 2019 and by washouts to the east from a series of atmospheric rivers in January.

But things are not always that easy.

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Ceres Community Project purchases property for new headquarters

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A specialty food nonprofit that tailor makes meals to meet individual medical needs is expanding in Santa Rosa.

The land for Ceres Community Project’s future Santa Rosa headquarters was officially purchased in late July, laying out the path for construction to soon begin on the 18,500 square foot facility.

The new headquarters will be located in southwestern Santa Rosa near the Kaiser Permanente Mercury Way location. The land was purchased for around $1 million, according to Ceres founder and CEO Cathryn Couch.

The project is expected to cost about $21 million with plans to break ground in 2024 for a potential move-in by late 2025.

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Schulz Museum squares off against proposed Santa Rosa housing project, with parking at issue

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Three of Santa Rosa’s most high-profile civic institutions, including the Charles M. Schulz Museum, are fighting a proposed apartment complex going up across the street over concerns that lack of parking and increased traffic could harm their business and the neighborhood.

The developer of 1650 W. Steele Lane hopes to transform the long-vacant 1-acre parcel into 36 apartments, and a state incentive has allowed the project to offer less parking on site than normally required.

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Stretch of Santa Rosa Avenue to see overhaul, one of several road projects planned downtown

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A prominent section of Santa Rosa Avenue will undergo a face-lift this year as the city seeks to beautify the southern entrance to downtown and improve connections for cyclists and pedestrians.

Rows of plastic orange posts have lined the street in recent weeks as road crews kicked off a monthslong project that will see lanes of traffic between Sonoma and Maple avenues reduced from four lanes to two to improve traffic flow.

Plans also call for installing new bike lanes to help close gaps in the city’s bike network along Santa Rosa Avenue.

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Project replacing Santa Rosa mobile home park lost in Tubbs Fire reaches milestone

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The first residents could return this summer to the site of the former Journey’s End mobile home park mostly leveled in the 2017 Tubbs Fire as construction of the first phase of replacement housing nears completion.

The initial group of 94 apartments is slated to be completed in May, with residents beginning to move in as early as late June. Additional units are expected to come online later this year.

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Sonoma County outlines new blueprint to boost housing supply

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Facing a looming state deadline it is likely to miss, Sonoma County is advancing a new housing plan that would ground new projects near the region’s urban centers but could also spur development along parts of the lower Russian River and Alexander Valley.

The plan, called a housing element, identifies nine areas across unincorporated Sonoma County that could accommodate more housing within the next decade. The areas include Sonoma Valley, the outskirts of Santa Rosa and Cloverdale, and the lower Russian River stretching from Guerneville to Forestville.

The housing blueprints are required by state law of cities and counties every eight years and they have become a key pressure point for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration as it seeks to hold local jurisdictions more accountable for housing production.

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$16.333 million financing secured for Santa Rosa affordable housing project

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JLL Capital Markets announced that it has arranged the $16.333 million construction financing of The Cannery at Railroad Square, a 129-unit affordable housing project located in Santa Rosa, California. This transaction marks the first Freddie Mac non-LIHTC loan completed in conjunction with the state of California’s Housing Accelerator Funds.

JLL worked on behalf of the borrower, The John Stewart Companies and Pacific Housing to secure the 15-year, fixed-rate loan through Freddie Mac Targeted Affordable Housing (TAH). The loan will be serviced by JLL Real Estate Capital, LLC, a Freddie Mac Optigo℠ lender.

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Sonoma County spent $40 million on road repairs in 2022

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Sonoma County continues to chip away at a long line of paving projects across its vast rural road network, with roughly $40 million spent on road projects this year.

The county is responsible for 1,368 miles of roads outside cities — one of the largest systems across the Bay Area — and has repaved about 30% over the past 10 years, said Janice Thompson, the county’s deputy director of transportation and public works.

Local roads, typically residential roads that see less traffic compared to main or arterial roads, make up the bulk of the network, according to the county road division website. In 2020, the average condition of those local roads on a 0-100 pavement condition index was 37, which is categorized as “poor.”

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Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport Unveils Modernized Terminal

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SANTA ROSA, CA — Sonoma County leaders and officials with Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport were joined today by representatives from local, state and federal government, tribal leaders, transportation partners, and members of the region’s tourism and business communities, for a grand opening ceremony celebrating the completion of Phase II of the airport’s terminal building. The new air terminal, which is part of an overall $40 million airport modernization project, will open to the public on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

“Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport is the gateway to our world-class community. A modernized and efficient airport will support our economy and welcome travelers from around the world to Northern California,” said Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena. “I was proud to help the airport receive $10 million in funding from the FAA Airport Improvement Project, and it is amazing to see the impact that this funding had on this facility. Congratulations to Sonoma County and the airport officials for the grand opening of the newly renovated and modernized terminal hub, and I look forward to seeing how STS will connect us to the world.”

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