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Save the Date! Second Greenway Planning Workshop October 8, 2016

The City of Santa Rosa and PlaceWorks will sponsor a second and final community-planning workshop where we will have the opportunity to weigh in on the land use and circulation alternatives for the Greenway developed from the first workshop in August. This is an important opportunity to shape the future of the Greenway and ensure that it becomes the great urban open space and park that we all envision. 

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!



Saturday, October 8, 2016
10:00 am – Noon 

Montgomery High School
Student Union
1250 Hahman Drive, Santa Rosa 

Childcare for children 3 and up will be provided on site!





Greenway Planning Takes Off

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On Saturday, August 6, 2016, approximately 200 community members attended the first community workshop for the SE Greenway General Plan Amendment process.

Following a short overview of the amendment process by Lisa Kranz, Supervising Planner at the City of Santa Rosa and Bruce Brubaker, Principal at PlaceWorks, participants broke into small groups, in which they shared their vision and concerns for the Greenway.  Each small group had the opportunity to work with a map of the Greenway and to identify the types and locations of land uses they desired. The meeting concluded with reports from each of 20 small groups.

Participants were enthusiastic about keeping the Greenway green. Top interests included bike and walking paths, open space, habitat restoration, gardens and parks. Top concerns included safety, lack of maintenance, parking, and lost opportunity for Greenway due to over-development.

You can read and download a complete summary of the workshop, along with land use planning maps prepared by each small group, at under Documents.  

Open Space District Kicks Off Greenway Fundraising

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A $1 million grant application to the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District’s Matching Grant Program for the Santa Rosa Southeast Greenway ranked #1 out of all of the proposals and was approved by the District’s Advisory Committee at their August 25 meeting! The Committee’s recommendation will go to the Board of Supervisors for final approval in October. Kudos and thanks to our Greenway Partners, Sonoma Land Trust and the City of Santa Rosa, for preparing and supporting the grant application.

We are thrilled at the prospect of adding the Open Space District to the Southeast Greenway Partnership and appreciate this huge boost to our fundraising goals.