The Petaluma City Council, despite some reservations, has directed its staff to forge ahead with a draft environmental impact report that analyzes the city’s largest housing subdivision in almost a decade. During a 4½-hour hearing for the Davidon Homes project on hilly land on the western outskirts of town, the council Monday said it wanted more information in the final document on water drainage, potential landslides, noise, wildlife protection, traffic and preservation plans for a historic barn on the former Scott Ranch property.
The Petaluma Planning Commission on Tuesday roundly criticized the draft environmental impact report for a large housing subdivision proposed for the western outskirts of town, with one member calling it ‘completely confusing.’
Wal-Mart’s plan to expand its Rohnert Park store by adding a grocery store overcame on Thursday the Planning Commission roadblock it ran into in 2010. This time, planners approved the project’s environmental impact report. The decision delighted officials from Wal-Mart, which has pursued the project for at least four years.
Flooding, traffic relief and the effects of development will be major issues as Petaluma begins a report on a long-planned Rainier Avenue cross-town connector.
Sonoma County on Friday released a draft environmental report on a proposed $84 million expansion of Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport. The county wants to extend and reconfigure the airport’s two runways, replace the passenger terminal, relocate the air traffic control tower, expand airport buffer zones and make other improvements. The projects would be completed between 2015 and 2030
Wal-Mart’s expansion of its Rohnert Park store hit a bump Thursday when a Sonoma County judge ruled more work is needed on noise and parking issues.
The Petaluma City Council late Monday night agreed, with some reservations, to move forward with a final environmental impact report on the controversial Lowe’s-anchored Deer Creek Village shopping center. Councilmembers Teresa Barrett, Tiffany Renee and David Glass expressed concerns about the traffic, greenhouse gases and noise the project may bring to an already congested northeast section of Petaluma.
A Petaluma neighborhood group that took $150,000 last year from developers to drop its opposition to a Target shopping center is now challenging the legality of the environmental impact report of another, similar-sized proposal anchored by Lowe’s.