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Social Advocates for Youth

   Social Advocates for Youth’s Dream Center

 

This project has been scheduled for review by the Planning Commission at a public hearing to be held on January 23, 2014, at 4:00 pm in the City of Santa Rosa Council Chamber, located at 100 Santa Rosa Avenue. On January 2, 2014, SAY requested to reduce the scope of the rezoning proposed by their application from 21 parcels to 8 parcels. This change and the most recent information on the proposed project can be found by reviewing the Planning Commissioner's information packet available here.

Environmental Review

The Community Development Department has completed the environmental analysis of the SAY Dream Center Project.  The link below will direct you to the Notice of Intent to adopt a Negative Declaration, as well as the Initial Study conducted to analyze the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project.  The individual environmental studies required as part of this CEQA analysis are attached at the end of the document.     

The Project Initial Study and resulting Negative Declaration, is available for public review and comment from Dec. 6, 2013-Jan. 3, 2014.

Draft-SAY Dream Center Initial Study and Negative Declaration

Please provide all comments on the proposed document directly to Noah Housh at nhoush@srcity.org or 707-543-4322.

To mail in a comment, please mail to:

Noah Housh, City Planner
City of Santa Rosa
Community Development Department
100 Santa Rosa Ave., Room 3
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Project Update

The SAY Dream Center application was deemed complete on October 21, 2013.  Plans identifying the exterior changes proposed for the project have been submitted.   Additionally, supplemental information regarding the operational characteristics proposed for the facility has also been provided.  City staff also requested SAY provide answers to questions posted on Nextdoor.com and sent to City staff.   Links to this information have been provided below. 

City Staff has compiled a summary of questions on the proposed Dream Center project received by City staff both in writing and at the September 25, 2013, Neighborhood Meeting held at Strawberry Elementary School.  A link to this document has been provided below.  

The environmental review of the proposed project is currently under way based on the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  Once complete, all environmental documentation, analysis and the resulting determination will be posted for public review.  

SAY Warrack Design Review Plans  
SAY Dream Center Supplemental Information
SAY Guest Policy
SAY Responses to NextDoor.com Questions

Community Development Responses to Neighborhood FAQ's


General Information

Social Advocates for Youth (SAY), a non-profit organization providing housing, counseling and employment services to disadvantaged children and young adults has filed Conditional Use Permit, Rezoning and Minor Design Review applications proposing to occupy the former Warrack hospital with their headquarters.  The project, being termed “The Dream Center”, proposes to relocate the SAY main administrative offices to the Warrack Hospital building, located at 2449 Summerfield Road. 

In addition to their administrative offices, SAY proposes to provide 51 beds for Transitional Housing and 12 beds for Emergency Shelter, with the numbers of Transitional Housing being increased from 30 beds to 51 beds over 3 years.  Emergency Shelter beds are proposed to remain constant at 12.  Additional services proposed to be offered by SAY at the facility include counseling, job training, education and medical services for both residents and other clients living off site.  All uses would be housed at the former Warrack Hospital site. 

Proposed SAY Operations:  Hours of Operation and Staffing Levels  

Operations Schedule

Department

Days of Operation

Hours of Operation

Number of Employees & other Non-Profit Staff

Administration

Monday - Friday

8AM - 6PM

12

Intake –Affordable Housing

Monday - Friday
Saturday

9AM - 7PM
9AM - 12PM

4

Housing

 

 

 

Affordable

Sunday - Saturday

24 hours/day

8

Short Term

Sunday - Saturday

24 hours/day

5

Employment

Monday - Friday
Saturday

9AM - 7PM
9AM - 12PM

5

Education

Monday - Friday
Saturday

9AM - 7PM
9AM - 12PM

3

Health & Wellness

Monday - Friday
Saturday

9AM - 9PM
9AM - 12PM

5

The project further proposes to rezone the entire hospital campus (21 parcels totaling 15.76 acres) from the current Planned Development 164 (PD 164) Zoning District to the Public Institutional Zoning District consistent with the General Plan designation of the site.  Minor exterior changes are also proposed to accommodate these changes.  The file number for this application is MJP13-005.

To view their application submittal package, click on the individual links below. 

Project Description (.pdf, 45MB)
Conditional Use Permit Submittal Drawings (.pdf, 21MB)
Zoning and Land Use Exhibit (.pdf, 2MB)
Existing Parcel Designations (.pdf, 21KB)

Click here to visit the SAY FAQ page.

You may also contact Matt Martin, Executive Director of SAY, at (707) 544-3299 Ext. 226 or mmartin@saysc.org.

If you have questions on the City’s review process, or would like to comment on the project, please contact the project planner, Noah Housh at nhoush@srcity.org or 707-543-4322

To mail in a comment, please mail to:

Noah Housh, City Planner
City of Santa Rosa
Community Development Department
100 Santa Rosa Ave., Room 3
Santa Rosa, CA 95404