The Southeast Greenway Campaign scored a big win this week when the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved a Mutual Letter of Intent, authorizing the Sonoma County Regional Parks Department and the Sonoma County Water Agency to partner with the City of Santa Rosa, LandPaths, and the Southeast Greenway Campaign in an effort to secure the property for the Greenway from Caltrans. The Mutual Letter of Intent outlines the roles and responsibilities of each partner to pursue transferring, planning, developing and managing the unused right-of-way if offered by Caltrans. The Letter of Intent applies to the 52-acre property that connects Spring Lake Park with Farmers Lane. With the community partnership now in place, we are ready to begin working with Caltrans on a plan for securing the property.
Proponents vying for a 55-acre strip of land known as the Southeast Greenway won unanimous support Tuesday, when the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors endorsed a plan to transform the property between Farmers Lane and Melita Road into a public park... read more
A long-envisioned proposal that would turn a narrow plot of land in southeast Santa Rosa into a public open space with bike paths, walking trails and other recreational amenities is expected to gain additional support Tuesday, when a coalition of community and environmental groups as well as government agencies will for the first time present to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors a formal proposal to take ownership of the 55 acres... read more
What if Santa Rosa had the opportunity to convert a blighted and a long neglected area of the city into an attractive open space for exercise, recreation and alternative transportation? That opportunity has arrived. Caltrans recently announced that it does not plan to develop the extension of Highway 12 through southeast Santa Rosa. This has opened a window of opportunity for the conversion of the designated highway easement into a 2-mile greenway from Farmers Lane to Spring Lake. . . read more
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Our all-volunteer campaign needs your help to meet the challenges ahead in 2014. Please give as much as you can. Contributions of any amount are truly appreciated. For a contribution of $100 or more, we're offering the first ever heavyweight, all-cotton Southeast Greenway T-Shirt in an attractive forest green color. Take advantage of this special opportunity while supplies last!
In June 2011, the American Institute of Architects sent a Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) of national consultants to Santa Rosa to help create a vision for the Greenway. After meeting with over 300 residents as well as state and local officials, the SDAT consultants have weighed in.
Click here for the slideshow featuring highlights of the AIA's Final Report and the Campaign's Next Steps.
Their final report, Imagine . . . A Greenway to Spring Lake and Beyond, offers a new and provocative vision for the old Highway 12 right-of-way. You can download the report or view it online now.