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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.