These Greenway Pioneer Reports were prepared by graduate students in UC Berkeley’s 2010 Urban Design Studio. They tell a story of how communities in the U.S. and abroad have created exciting parks and greenways in a wide variety of settings. Many of them show how aspects of specific greenways are relevant to Santa Rosa’s Southeast Greenway. Check them out for visual ideas and a sampling of the types of community benefits that greenway development can offer. Many thanks to the students for sharing these reports.
Several organizations are working together to take advantage of the opportunity to acquire the Southeast Greenway property for the long-term benefit of our community. The SE Greenway Campaign has joined with the City of Santa Rosa, the Sonoma County Water Agency, Sonoma County Regional Parks, LandPaths and the Sonoma Land Trust to form a Community Partnership.
The descriptions and links below provide information about the strengths that each organization brings to the Partnership and the roles they plan to assume in the Greenway Project.
The City of Santa Rosa plans to take title to the Greenway property between Farmers Lane and Summerfield Road. Through its Department of Recreation and Parks, the City intends to operate and manage this portion of the Property with the support of LandPaths, who may provide volunteers for stewardship, outdoor education, day-to-day oversight and maintenance. Through its Department of Community Development, the City will provide leadership regarding the general planning of the entire Greenway Property between Farmers Lane and Spring Lake Park. The City also plans to negotiate with the Water Agency regarding the location of an easement for any future water pipeline on the Property.
The Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) plans to take title to the Greenway Property between Summerfield Road and Spring Lake Regional Park. They plan on entering into an agreement with the Regional Parks Department to manage and operate this section of the Greenway. The Water Agency is interested in securing an easement and using a portion of the Property for a possible future water pipeline, and intends to negotiate and coordinate with the City regarding the placement of the pipeline. The Water Agency works to secure our future by investing in our water resources, environment and community.
The Sonoma County Regional Parks Department plans to operate and manage the portion of the Property between Summerfield Road and Spring Lake Park, providing day-to-day oversight and maintenance. The Regional Parks Department will provide consultation and support as needed during the property acquisition process and will continue to do so during the planning and development stages of the project. The Regional Parks Department currently manages 25 county parks and 25 trails, beaches and other outdoor facilities.
LandPaths is a respected non-profit community organization that has been promoting love of the land for over 15 years in Sonoma County. LandPaths intends to enter into an agreement with the City to engage the community with the Greenway Property between Farmers Lane and Summerfield Road, promoting stewardship, and providing support for the management of the property.
Sonoma Land Trust is a non-profit organization that conserves scenic, natural, agricultural and open land for the future of Sonoma County. They have protected over 48,000 acres of land in Sonoma Countyover the past 40 years.The Land Trust plans to bring their expertise and experience with the land acquisition process, negotiations with Caltrans, and fundraising to the community partnership.
The Southeast Greenway Campaign wishes to thank the following supporters for their generous financial contributions and in-kind services.
● AIA Communities by Design
● AIA Redwood Empire
● Chevron Corporation – Employee Matching Grant
● Concerned Citizens for Santa Rosa
● Empire Runners
● Friedman Event Center
● Glaser Center
● GW2 Printing
● (Etc on vertical list)
● Minuteman Press of Santa Rosa (etc.)