First it lost its top five stories. Now Santa Rosa’s Museum on the Square project has lost its museum. The Sonoma County Museum announced Tuesday it was backing out of the long-delayed effort to renovate the former AT&T building downtown.
Though disappointed to see the top five stories disappear, Santa Rosa City Council members unanimously supported a scaled back version of the Museum on the Square project Tuesday.
Santa Rosa developer Hugh Futrell is planning a six-story downtown apartment building for 140 low-income seniors.
The $30 million project on Fourth Street near Brookwood Avenue will include a medical center and other services for seniors on the first floor, features Futrell says are crucial for an aging population.
A downtown developer is downsizing his plans for the former AT&T building in Santa Rosa because he’s under the gun to get the long-delayed project moving this summer.
The Santa Rosa City Council this week granted a fourth contract extension to a developer hoping to construct a 10-story mixed-use tower downtown. Hugh Futrell and partners will now have until the end of 2013 to close escrow on the city-owned former AT&T building.
Workers using heavy machinery began demolishing an aging Humboldt Street office building this week to make way for a five-story structure with low-income apartments above commercial space. Construction on what will be one of the largest new buildings in Santa Rosa in several years is expected to get under way later this month and be ready for occupancy about a year later, developer Hugh Futrell said.
The plan to turn a city-owned eyesore into a mixed-use downtown tower faces yet another setback. The Museum on the Square project proposed for the long-vacant former AT&T building on Old Courthouse Square will need another six-month extension from the city to give the much-anticipated deal more time to close escrow. If approved by the City Council, it would be the third extension granted for the $1.9 million sale agreement between the city and the project’s developer, The Hugh Futrell Corp.
A proposed condominium complex overlooking the Fountaingrove Golf and Athletic Club has club members upset it could mar their poolside views of wooded hillsides. The Terrazzo at Fountaingrove project proposes 66 condominium units just north of the outdoor pool and spa enjoyed by about 1,000 club members and their families.
After a decade of failed attempts to build something on the site of the former White House department store downtown, the Santa Rosa City Council is shifting its development strategy for the property. Instead of teaming up with a private developer to construct a tower combining retail, a public parking garage and residential units, the council thinks separating the projects might give each a greater chance of success.
Developers of two subdivisions on Fulton Road are in line to receive $5.3 million in reimbursement for road improvements they made years ago under an agreement upheld by the Santa Rosa City Council on Tuesday. That didn’t sit well with some property owners, who argued they weren’t consulted on the deal and said the additional fees would make their properties harder to build on.