On February 1, 2012, the Sonoma County Redevelopment Agency was dissolved. For information about the successor agency please use this link:
Information about the Redevelopment Agency, its Redevelopment Areas and any plans or projects listed on this and subsequent pages is for historical purposes. For all current information see the link to the Successor Agency above.
Sonoma County’s Redevelopment Project Areas:
Roseland Redevelopment Area
The Springs Redevelopment Area
Russian River Redevelopment Area
Properties Assisted with Low and Moderate Income Housing Funds (PDF: 159 kB)
On April 1, 2008, the Board of Supervisors in their capacity as the Community Development Commission approved the Sonoma County Policy Guidance for Use of Redevelopment Funds to more narrowly focus the investment of redevelopment funding in the Roseland, Russian River, and The Springs redevelopment project areas.
Sonoma County Policy Guidance for Use of Redevelopment Funds
Sonoma County Economic Development Board
Redevelopment agencies exercise governmental functions and powers under
the provisions of the Community Redevelopment Law (CRL), Health
and Safety Code Sections 33000 et seq. of the State Constitution.
Enacted shortly after the end of World War II, refined over the decades
and tested in the courts, the CRL has provided a means by which cities
and counties can address deteriorating physical, economic and social conditions
in urbanized areas at the local level. It has become a primary tool for
rehabilitation of housing stock, revitalization of business environments,
creation of jobs, and for gaining the participation and investment of
the property owners, business owners and residents of designated project
areas. Through redevelopment, a project area will receive focused attention
and financial investment to reverse deterioration trends in areas where
the private sector is less inclined to invest without government assistance.
A redevelopment agency must establish a designated project area before
it can undertake any of the activities allowed under the CRL. Sonoma County
established its Community Redevelopment Agency in 1984 and, later the
same year, completed the process of designating its first two project
areas; the Roseland and The Springs project areas are described on other
pages of this web site and can be accessed via the links below. The Windsor
Project Area was also established in 1984; responsibility for the Windsor
Redevelopment Project was assumed by the City of Windsor upon its incorporation.
The County’s newest project area on the lower Russian River was
approved in July 2000 and is also further described on the pages accessible