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Attention St. Rose Residents: 

There is an important city meeting to discuss a LARGE project proposed in our neighborhood:

  • Wednesday, March 21, 6pm
  • 635 First Street/corner of Santa Rosa Avenue in the Chamber Room  (Note: This room is located in the block just north of the City Hall complex.
  • Meeting location.

    Meeting location (across from City Hall)

  • If you can not make this meeting and would like to provide input, please email the city’s project planner Kristinae Tommians:  KToomians@srcity.org. Along with your comments, be sure to state if you are a homeowner in the St. Rose Neighborhood.
Map of Project Area

Map of Project Area

Drawing - Caritas Project

1) This project proposes to demolish the existing old General Hospital (currently housing the Catholic Charities family services), three historic residential buildings, and one historic apartment building. The St. Rose District was designated an historic district in 1990 by the City of Santa Rosa. Historic designation means that our neighborhood is recognized by the City as a key component of the community’s architectural heritage. Historic designation generally controls the size, quality, and scale of new construction in the district and also prohibits demolition of “contributing” structures, thus protecting the character and quality of the area.

2) Caritas Center: Construct a 41,290-square- foot, three-story building at the southeast corner of A and Sixth Streets, which will comprise of a 23,206-square-foot emergency housing shelter for up to 52 families, a 6,071-square-foot daycare center, 2,300-square-feet of transitional housing, and 9,713-square-feet of ancillary service/medical facilities (Caritas Center). Occupancy of this building will be upwards of 200 residents plus daily walk-in clients and staff. It is unclear how much on-site parking will be available to accommodate residents, staff, and client parking. It is unclear what security, if any, will be provided. 

3) Caritas Apartments Phase 1 (A on map): Construct a 69,100-square-foot, four-story building with 91 residential apartment units along project site frontage of Morgan Street and the southeast corner of Morgan and Seventh Streets. Occupancy of these 91 apartments could reach close to 200 people (2/unit). It is unclear how much on-site parking will be available to accommodate residents of these units and their guests.

4)  Caritas Apartments  Phase 2(B on map): Construct a 47,000-square-foot, four story building with 48 residential apartment units along the project site frontage of A Street and the southwest corner of A and Seventh Streets. Occupancy of these 48 apartments could reach 100 people (2/unit). It is unclear how much on-site parking will be available to accommodate residents of these units and their guests.

Info on historic structures Catholic Charities wants to destroy:

608 Morgan Street: Casa Del Sol Apartments built in the 1920’s. Owned by Pietro and Guiseppina Girolo. Pietro and Guiseppina lived with their family in the West End district.

Casa Del Sol Apartments

Casa Del Sol Apartments

516 Morgan Street: Bungalow. Built in 1920.

516 Morgan Street

516 Morgan Street

520 Morgan Street: Queen Ann cottage. Built in 1890.

520 Morgan Street

520 Morgan Street

600 Morgan Street: Built in 1920. Original homeowner, Anthony Toscani, owned Pioneer French Bakery in the West End District.

600 Morgan Street

600 Morgan Street

 

437 A Street – General Hospital. Built prior to 1922.

General Hospital Building

General Hospital Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attention St. Rose Residents: 

There is an important city meeting to discuss a LARGE project proposed in our neighborhood:

  • Wednesday, March 21, 6pm
  • 635 First Street/corner of Santa Rosa Avenue in the Chamber Room  (Note: This room is located in the block just north of the City Hall complex.
  • If you can not make this meeting and would like to provide input, please email the city’s project planner Kristinae Tommians:  KToomians@srcity.org. Along with your comments, be sure to state if you are a homeowner in the St. Rose Neighborhood.
Map of Project Area

Map of Project Area

Drawing - Caritas Project

1) This project proposes to demolish the existing old General Hospital (currently housing the Catholic Charities family services), three historic residential buildings, and one historic apartment building. The St. Rose District was designated an historic district in 1990 by the City of Santa Rosa. Historic designation means that our neighborhood is recognized by the City as a key component of the community’s architectural heritage. Historic designation generally controls the size, quality, and scale of new construction in the district and also prohibits demolition of “contributing” structures, thus protecting the character and quality of the area.

2) Caritas Center: Construct a 41,290-square- foot, three-story building at the southeast corner of A and Sixth Streets, which will comprise of a 23,206-square-foot emergency housing shelter for up to 52 families, a 6,071-square-foot daycare center, 2,300-square-feet of transitional housing, and 9,713-square-feet of ancillary service/medical facilities (Caritas Center). Occupancy of this building will be upwards of 200 residents plus daily walk-in clients and staff. It is unclear how much on-site parking will be available to accommodate residents, staff, and client parking. It is unclear what security, if any, will be provided. 

3) Caritas Apartments Phase 1 (A on map): Construct a 69,100-square-foot, four-story building with 91 residential apartment units along project site frontage of Morgan Street and the southeast corner of Morgan and Seventh Streets. Occupancy of these 91 apartments could reach close to 200 people (2/unit). It is unclear how much on-site parking will be available to accommodate residents of these units and their guests.

4)  Caritas Apartments  Phase 2(B on map): Construct a 47,000-square-foot, four story building with 48 residential apartment units along the project site frontage of A Street and the southwest corner of A and Seventh Streets. Occupancy of these 48 apartments could reach 100 people (2/unit). It is unclear how much on-site parking will be available to accommodate residents of these units and their guests.

Info on historic structures Catholic Charities wants to destroy:

608 Morgan Street: Casa Del Sol Apartments built in the 1920’s. Owned by Pietro and Guiseppina Girolo. Pietro and Guiseppina lived with their family in the West End district.

Casa Del Sol Apartments

Casa Del Sol Apartments

516 Morgan Street: Bungalow. Built in 1920.

516 Morgan Street

516 Morgan Street

520 Morgan Street: Queen Ann cottage. Built in 1890.

520 Morgan Street

520 Morgan Street

600 Morgan Street: Built in 1920. Original homeowner, Anthony Toscani, owned Pioneer French Bakery in the West End District.

600 Morgan Street

600 Morgan Street

 

437 A Street – General Hospital. Built prior to 1922.

General Hospital Building

General Hospital Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please join us this Thursday evening to hear about several new buildings proposed for the Catholic Charities properties.

Catholic Charities Property 2018 as JPEG

 

Location: 465 A StreetFamily Service Center
Start Time: 6:30 pm
Date: Feb 8th
End Time: 8:00 pm

As a condition of their city permit for the Homeless Service Center (HSC) at 600 Morgan Street, Catholic Charities meets with our neighborhood 4x/year. These meetings provide neighbors with an opportunity to discuss any issues they may be experiencing as a result of the 600 Morgan Street Service Center and to hear updates on the HSC and other programs for the homeless handled by Catholic Charities. Representatives from the Santa Rosa City Council and the Police Department are usually in attendance. All interested parties are welcome.

 

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RRSQ Carriage Rides #2

RAILROAD SQUARE HORSE & CARRIAGE RIDES
Rides begin November 24, 11am-4pm

Bring your friends and family to the 30th annual Railroad Square Holiday Horse & Carriage Rides, a gift to the community from the Railroad Square Association. The complimentary rides leave from the Old Railroad Depot between 11am-4pm starting on Friday, November 24 and then every weekend beginning November 25 through Saturday December 23 (weather permitting). Special Christmas Eve hours are 11am-3pm.

Enjoy carolers, a photo booth, activities for kids and tours of the Hotel La Rose lobby’s magical tree, plus treats at the California Welcome Center.  On Saturday, Dec 2, visit all the shops during the annual Holiday Merchant Open House.  Step back in time in Historic Railroad Square and enjoy a wonderful holiday tradition in Santa Rosa’s most charming historic shopping and dining district.

Depot Park, 9 West Fourth Street

 

 Santa Rosa Winterlights event

WINTER LIGHTS: DOWNTOWN SANTA ROSA TREE LIGHTING

November 24, 4pm-8pm

On the day after Thanksgiving, downtown Santa Rosa’s annual tree lighting event – Winter Lights – brings together the community to celebrate the holidays with activities for all ages. This beloved celebration is free and open to the public.
The evening starts with the arrival of Santa Claus on top of a fire truck. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, everyone’s invited to have their picture taken with Santa in the City of Santa Rosa’s Out There Welcome Wagon.
Local eats and sips
There will be delicious food and beverages from local hot spots and food trucks, including beer and wine for the grown-ups and free hot chocolate and cookies for the kiddos.
Kids’ play
Ornament painting, a bouncy jump house, an ugly sweater contest, live performances … there’s a lot see and do before the main event.

Old Courthouse Square, 25 Old Courthouse Square

 

Calbi Gallery Fire Exhibit

Last chance! Exhibition open through November 25

In celebration of the end of the recent horrific blazes, and the rebuilding of normalcy in our beautiful Sonoma County community, Calabi Gallery is rehung with several mini shows including a Pop Up of poignant fire imagery by photographer Penny Wolin. Also on view is a selection of favorite Dia de los Muertos material, art by selected immigrant populations and artists from other parts of the world. Calabi Gallery will be donating 10% of all sales for the duration of this show to relief funds for Sonoma County artist fire victims.

Calabi Gallery, 456 Tenth Street

 

Homeless Encampment - 6th Street Sept 2017

Community Meeting: Thurs., 9/28, 6pm – Homeless Encampment Cleanup Pilot Program

Starting in September 2017, the City of Santa Rosa will actively engage with the occupants of the encampment at the 6th Street Highway 101 Underpass (6th Street underpass) to offer housing options and services to the estimated 40 – 50 people staying nightly. The City is continuing the pilot program recently completed at the homeless encampment at the Farmers Lane Extension and expanding to other encampments throughout Santa Rosa, to address the health, safety and shelter needs of persons experiencing homelessness. The program at the 6th Street underpass also includes a plan to mitigate impacts of the encampment to the surrounding community by clearing the site and storm drain inlets of trash and debris, as well as other threats to public health and safety, and working with property owners to address issues at an abandoned house near the encampment site, once occupants have been provided services, shelter, and housing.

In order to provide information about the pilot program and answer questions, the City will hold an informational community meeting on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 6:00-7:30 PM at the DeTurk Round Barn, located at 819 Donahue Street, Santa Rosa. Residents and businesses from the neighborhoods surrounding the encampment are encouraged to come. City staff from Police, Fire, Housing and Community Services, Transportation and Public Works, and Community Engagement will be on hand to answer questions.

For information regarding the pilot program at the Highway 101 6th Street Underpass, Farmers Lane Extension, the City’s Housing First Strategy, the September 28, 2017 community meeting, and updates on other City efforts, please visit the Homelessness Solutions webpage at: www.srcity.org/HomelessSolutions.

 

 

 

Homeless Encampment - 6th Street Sept 2017

Community Meeting: Thurs., 9/28, 6pm – Homeless Encampment Cleanup Pilot Program

Starting in September 2017, the City of Santa Rosa will actively engage with the occupants of the encampment at the 6th Street Highway 101 Underpass (6th Street underpass) to offer housing options and services to the estimated 40 – 50 people staying nightly. The City is continuing the pilot program recently completed at the homeless encampment at the Farmers Lane Extension and expanding to other encampments throughout Santa Rosa, to address the health, safety and shelter needs of persons experiencing homelessness. The program at the 6th Street underpass also includes a plan to mitigate impacts of the encampment to the surrounding community by clearing the site and storm drain inlets of trash and debris, as well as other threats to public health and safety, and working with property owners to address issues at an abandoned house near the encampment site, once occupants have been provided services, shelter, and housing.

In order to provide information about the pilot program and answer questions, the City will hold an informational community meeting on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 6:00-7:30 PM at the DeTurk Round Barn, located at 819 Donahue Street, Santa Rosa. Residents and businesses from the neighborhoods surrounding the encampment are encouraged to come. City staff from Police, Fire, Housing and Community Services, Transportation and Public Works, and Community Engagement will be on hand to answer questions.

For information regarding the pilot program at the Highway 101 6th Street Underpass, Farmers Lane Extension, the City’s Housing First Strategy, the September 28, 2017 community meeting, and updates on other City efforts, please visit the Homelessness Solutions webpage at: www.srcity.org/HomelessSolutions.

 

 

Wed, Sept. 6th, 6:30pm –  St. Rose Neighborhood Meeting with Catholic Charities


Homeless Service Center

Description: As a condition of their city permit for the Homeless Service Center (HSC) at 600 Morgan Street, Catholic Charities meets with our neighborhood 4x/year. These meetings provide neighbors with an opportunity to discuss any issues they may be experiencing as a result of the 600 Morgan Street Service Center and to hear updates on the HSC and other programs for the homeless handled by Catholic Charities. Representatives from the Santa Rosa City Council and the Police Department are usually in attendance. All interested parties are welcome.

 

Location: 465 A Street – Family Service Center
Start Time: 06:30 pm
Date: Sept 6th
End Time: 08:00 pm

 

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Wed, Sept. 6th, 6:30pm –  St. Rose Neighborhood Meeting with Catholic Charities


Homeless Service Center

Description: As a condition of their city permit for the Homeless Service Center (HSC) at 600 Morgan Street, Catholic Charities meets with our neighborhood 4x/year. These meetings provide neighbors with an opportunity to discuss any issues they may be experiencing as a result of the 600 Morgan Street Service Center and to hear updates on the HSC and other programs for the homeless handled by Catholic Charities. Representatives from the Santa Rosa City Council and the Police Department are usually in attendance. All interested parties are welcome.

 

Location: 465 A Street – Family Service Center
Start Time: 06:30 pm
Date: Sept 6th
End Time: 08:00 pm

 

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RRSQ Sidewalk Sale 2017

Railroad Square Sidewalk Sale!

Saturday and Sunday August 12 & 13

It’s back! Railroad Square’s annual Summer Sidewalk Sale. The shops spill onto the sidewalks with wonderful items for sale. Shop for the latest fashions, vintage clothing, furnishings for your home and garden, antiques and gifts galore. Come to shop, but stay for lunch or dinner or relax with a glass of wine after a day of fun shopping. Don’t miss the Farmers’ Market on Sunday in Depot Park with a brand new Beer Garden.  Come explore Railroad Square! WWW.railroadsquare.net

 

Horse and buggy rigs for mail, school in front of Ursuline 1908

Talk: The History of Horses in Sonoma County

Tuesday, August 15,  6 PM  (doors open at 5:30pm) · Saturday Afternoon Club, 430 10th Street, Santa Rosa

Join the Historical Society of Santa Rosa to hear the stories of famous horses of Sonoma County and how the horse has influenced our County’s culture, economics, recreation, and quality of life.
Panelists will be Wanda Smith, author of Horses of the Wine Country, Ted Draper, local horse trainer, and Ginger DeGrange, whose family has owned Cloverleaf Ranch for generations. The panel will be moderated by Press Democrat columnist, Chris Smith.

Event is free, but reservations are required. To make reservations please email your intent to info@historicalsocietysantarosa.org or visit our web site historicalsocietysantarosa.org.

Wed, May 31, 6:30pm –  St. Rose Neighborhood Meeting with Catholic Charities

Along with the usual updates, the focus of this meeting will be a discussion of specific solutions that could help reduce the number of encampments in our area.  West End residents and Railroad Square business owners are always invited.

Homeless Service Center

Description: As a condition of their city permit for the Homeless Service Center (HSC) at 600 Morgan Street, Catholic Charities meets with our neighborhood 4x/year. These meetings provide neighbors with an opportunity to discuss any issues they may be experiencing as a result of the 600 Morgan Street Service Center and to hear updates on the HSC and other programs for the homeless handled by Catholic Charities. Representatives from the Santa Rosa City Council and the Police Department are usually in attendance. All interested parties are welcome.

 

Location: 465 A Street – Family Service Center
Start Time: 06:30 pm
Date: May 31
End Time: 08:00 pm

 

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