County Sets Parameters for Chanate Redevelopment

Feb 2, 2016

The now-abandoned Community Hospital, the largest structure on the 117 acre Chanate Hill campus, may be torned down and replaced with housing and a small commercial center as part of the planned redevelopment of the area.
Credit Sonoma County

  A commercial center, new county offices, major street improvements, a sizable park and a variety of new homes and apartments are anticipated in the redevelopment of 117 acres around Santa Rosa’s old Community Hospital buildings. County supervisors unanimously approved a big step toward that vision Tuesday afternoon.

  Due to steep slopes and other considerations, only about a third of the entire Chanate campus is deemed suitable for building. But those sites are ripe for higher housing densities, notes Supervisor David Rabbitt.