Coronavirus hasn’t slowed down our Development Services team. I’m excited to share some emerging details about what’s new and on the horizon around town. We’re working closely with homeowners and business owners to process their construction permits during the current pandemic. In addition to fixing up current buildings, we also pursue the construction of homes affordable to people in our community.
In the University District between Rohnert Park Expressway and Keiser Avenue, work is nearing completion on the 218 unit Redwoods at the University District affordable housing project. Its first residents will move into their new homes in September. Along Keiser Ave. work continues to widen and improve this key roadway. Two contractors are working to complete moving the overhead power lines underground. This will improve fire safety as well as aesthetics in the area.
Over at WillowGlen, on the south edge of town, we are nearly ready to accept the new Maurice Fredricks Park as a community asset after completion of a one year maintenance period. The home building underway now includes sixteen opportunities for moderate income families to own their own home. We are working with the Housing Land Trust to make these affordable forever to people living and working in Rohnert Park. Construction will also begin on a 36 unit affordable apartment complex in August. This is another successful collaboration between the city and Burbank Housing.
Over on the west side behind Costco, we've accepted the first city park west of the freeway and kids are loving enjoying the new skate features included in this small park. The park also includes the city’s first bocce courts. Next door is the 135 unit Adega Apartment complex which is fully occupied. Around the corner is the Cambria Hotel which should open in the next month. Construction also continues on the neighboring Fairfield Inn and Suites, which is scheduled to be complete later this year. We also broke ground next door on the city’s first west side fire station.
In addition to active construction, staff continues to work on processing proposals for the University District, the Northwest Specific Plan Area and SOMO Village.
Neighbors Organized Against Hunger NOAH has scheduled a drive-thru food distribution event on Wednesday August 19 from 4-6 p.m. at 5443 Snyder Lane.
Noah provides packaged foods, canned goods and fresh produce to individuals and families who can provide photo-proof of residence in Cotati, Rohnert Park, or Penngrove. Those receiving food are requested to bring their own shopping bags, boxes or containers capable of holding 20 - 25 pounds of food.
For the most up-to-date information, contact NOAH at 707-548-NOAH.