Demolition has started for a new affordable housing complex at 665 and 883 Sebastopol Road in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County. The development, named Casa Roseland, will bring 75 new units along a retail thoroughfare as part of a seven-acre redevelopment plan. MidPen Housing is responsible for the application.
The four-story building will contain 75 apartments. Unit sizes will vary with 24 one-bedrooms, 30 two-bedrooms, and 20 three-bedrooms. Units will be designated as affordable to households earning between 30-60% of the area’s median income.
On-site services will include homework help, literacy development, academic enrichment, computer training, and vocational development help. A fitness center will be included on-site. Parking will be included for 108 cars, including 33 in the podium parking garage. Additional space will be included for 68 bicycles.
Van Meter Williams Pollack is the project architect. Illustrations show a short red-and-white podium-style complex with facade articulation and balconies.
The residential project, named Casa Roseland, will be part of the seven-acre Tierra de Rosa master plan. The three-phase plan includes a new one-acre public plaza, a Mercado Food hall, a civic-use building, and a hundred homes of market-rate housing. A popular existing community hub, Mitote Food Park, will remain through the first two construction phases.
The property is along Sebastopol Road at the intersection of West Avenue, north of Dutton Avenue. The city center is just under half an hour away on foot or ten minutes by bicycle.
With demolition underway, vertical construction is expected to start next year.