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Santa Rosa’s AT&T building being revamped for new tenants (w/video)

Demolition began this week on the former AT&T building in Santa Rosa, the first step in a long-awaited effort to redevelop the vacant downtown eyesore into a glass-clad office building.

Work to start soon on Museum on the Square in Santa Rosa

Construction is to begin soon on the long-delayed Museum on the Square project, which even in its scaled-back form is expected to stimulate revitalization of downtown Santa Rosa.

City building officials issued a permit last week for the project, which promises to transform the vacant former AT&T building into a glass-clad office building and wine museum.

Developer Hugh Futrell signed closing documents on his $11 million construction loan Friday afternoon and expects work on the interior of the building to begin this month, he said.

Santa Rosa council signs off on Museum on the Square revision

The Santa Rosa City Council unanimously approved the latest redesign of the Museum on the Square project with little discussion Tuesday.

Former AT&T building in Santa Rosa cleared for sale

Santa Rosa has been cleared to sell the former AT&T building downtown to a developer with long-delayed plans to transform the concrete monolith into a modern, glass-clad office building.

Petaluma’s Hansen House declared a local landmark

A 1906 farmhouse, one of the last on Petaluma’s suburban east side, was officially declared a local landmark Monday, affording the home built by Danish immigrants a place in the city’s future.

Historic Petaluma farmhouse may get new life

As one of the last farmhouses on Petaluma’s east side, the Hansen House likely will soon enjoy the respect that comes with officially becoming a local historic landmark.

Sonoma County Museum pulls out of Museum on the Square project in Santa Rosa

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.

Santa Rosa council approves scaled back Museum on the Square project

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.

6-story apartment building for seniors proposed for Santa Rosa

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.

Residential component dropped from proposal for Santa Rosa’s former AT&T building

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.

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