New Housing Development Planned on D St. & Windsor Drive on Kelly Creek
(Adjacent to Helen Putnam Park)
Are you aware?
The City of Petaluma just released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) on the potential construction of million-dollar-plus (3,500-4,500 sq ft) homes on the old Arnold Scott ranch land at D Street and Windsor, next to Helen Putnam County Regional Park and the City’s urban growth boundary. The developer is Davidon Homes of Walnut Creek.
This beautiful 58-acre parcel has rolling hills with Kelly Creek running through it, historic barns, deer and threatened red-legged frog habitat. We are convinced more than ever that this land should not be developed!
What are the plans for development?
- 63 two-story and split level homes scattered on the valley and hills
- Four traffic circles (one at Windsor and D)
- Removal of 119+ trees
- Four landslide areas excavated and replaced with engineered fill
- Upsizing the D Street sewer from Grossland Way to 10th Street
- Construction activities from 7am-6pm M-F and 9am-5pm on weekends & holidays
What are the implications?
- Significant, permanent increase of traffic, pollution & noise on D Street, Windsor & nearby areas
- Disturbance of ecosystem, flow and water quality of Kelly Creek and surrounding hills
- Loss of open space, destruction of natural habitat and substantial adverse effects on special-status species, including the California red-legged frog, nesting birds, and roosting bats
- Increased demand on Petaluma’s water supply, roads and services
What can you do to get involved and let your voice be heard?
- Sign our petition: https://goo.gl/QvwcgJ
- Review the writing tips and submit a written comment: What’s left out, What do you care about,
What could be different?Write your City Council and Planning Commissioners!
- Meet personally with Petaluma Planning Commissioners or City Council members. These officials
were elected and appointed to make the right decisions for Petaluma!
- Contact us to become a block captain for your street, business, group or organization.
- Attend the City Council meeting, tentatively scheduled for May 15th at the Council Chambers.
- Check out PetRP.org for more!
Who are we?
Petalumans for Responsible Planning (PetRP) was formed in 2004 as a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization. Our alternative plan for this land is that none of Davidon’s luxury homes would be built. Instead, Helen Putnam Regional County Park would be extended to D Street, with a new trailhead for much-needed public access, protection of wildlife, and preservation of the creek and old historic ranch buildings. PetRP provides information to the public and encourages dialogue around this development issue. Plans in the DEIR that we like: Red barn could remain in place, 40-space parking lot with a trail to Helen Putnam Park!
Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) The DEIR for the Davidon development was released on March 2, 2017. This IS the beginning of the end. The comment period is 60 days, ending on Monday, May 1, 2017.
The DEIR is an opportunity to publicly assess parks, trails, connections to existing homes, traffic, storm water runoff, flooding, minimizing cuts and fill, potential landslides, preservation of endangered species (red- legged frog), tree elimination, wetlands, preservation of hills, and quality of life. An online link to the Davidon DEIR and how to submit comments is at: www.PetRP.org All significant objections and written comments made about the DEIR must be answered by Davidon, the city, and its consultants.
Jennifer Pierre: firstname.lastname@example.org, Bill Wolpert: email@example.com,
Chris Albertson: firstname.lastname@example.org Richard Marzo: email@example.com
Diana Gomez: firstname.lastname@example.org Gina Benedetti-Petnic: email@example.com
Alicia Giudice:firstname.lastname@example.org* Jocelyn Lin: email@example.com
*Alicia is Petaluma Senior Planner for this project.
City Council Meeting – This project is tentatively scheduled for May 15, 2017.
(Mayor David Glass will not participate in this decision because he lives within 500 feet of the proposed development.)
Chris Albertson: firstname.lastname@example.org Dave King: email@example.com
Teresa Barrett: firstname.lastname@example.org Mike Healy: email@example.com
Gabe Kearney: firstname.lastname@example.org Kathy Miller: email@example.com
Alicia Giudice: firstname.lastname@example.org*
Eastside, Westside, Join Us!
This land is a cherished scenic gateway to Petaluma! YOU can help protect it!