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Santa Rosa auto dealer’s relocation plan rebuffed

A used car dealer whose lot was taken by the city when it widened Santa Rosa Avenue a few years ago cannot relocate his business to a recreational vehicle sales lot just north of Highway 12 because the city is trying to encourage less auto-dependent land uses near downtown.

Shake-up in Coddingtown Target OK

A Santa Rosa planning commissioner who abstained last week from a key vote on the Coddingtown mall Target project because of a conflict resigned the following day, thus allowing him to be replaced quickly before an upcoming re-hearing of the project.

Santa Rosa Planning Commision to revisit permit for Coddingtown Target

The Santa Rosa Planning Commission voted Thursday to reconsider the permit it granted for a Target store at Coddingtown mall, citing inaccurate employment information provided by a company executive.

Target gave Santa Rosa wrong information about full-time workers

Of the 200 to 250 employees expected to be employed at the store, 60 percent would be full time, with the remainder split evenly among part-timers working 20 to 32 hours per week, who get some benefits, and those who work less, who receive none.

Santa Rosa considers bold plan to remake Coddingtown area

A bold plan to encourage higher density housing near the future commuter rail station near Coddingtown mall is winning praise for its embrace of sustainable development principles but also criticism from some worried about its impact on their private property rights.

Santa Rosa’s drive-thru dilemma

Drive-thru windows may be a popular convenience for those on the move, but Santa Rosa’s rejection of a Chick-fil-A on Mendocino Avenue shows they remain a hot topic for those worried about global warming.

Santa Rosa rejects Chick-fil-A over drive-thru

Backers of a Chick-fil-A got grilled by a city panel over plans for a drive-thru at their proposed fast-food restaurant on Mendocino Avenue. The Santa Rosa Planning Commission rejected a use permit for the restaurant across from Santa Rosa High on a 3-3 vote. The decision can be appealed to the City Council.