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REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

On February 1, 2012, the Sonoma County Redevelopment Agency was dissolved. For information about the successor agency please use this link:

Successor Agency

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)

Resources

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 FundsPDF Icon

Economic Development:

Sonoma County Economic Development Board

Background:

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 below.

 

Before Redevelopment
 
After Redevelopment
 
Photo showing a section of Sebastopol Road prior to redevelopment improvements.
An area of Sebastopol Road prior to the start of redevelopment improvements.
Photo of Sebastopol Road after redevelopment improvements were completed
Sebastopol Road after redevelopment improvements were completed.

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