825 East Washington – MidPen Affordable Housing Project – SB-330 Preliminary Application for 50 Dwellings

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Project Description

The preliminary application, submitted by Lauren Fuhry and the behalf of the MidPen Housing Corp, proposes 50 dwellings within a new 4-story building on a .7-acre site. The project would provide 25 automobile parking spaces and 52 bicycle parking spaces. Automobile, emergency, bicycle, and pedestrian access would be provided via new driveway and sidewalk connections to East Washington Street. Areas of the site not covered by buildings, parking or sidewalks would be landscaped.

The unit type, square footage, and the breakdown of below market rate and market rate dwellings is provided below:

Unit Type Dwelling Square Footage Below Market Rental Dwellings Market Rate
Rental Dwellings
Total Dwellings
Studio 574 1 0 1
1 Bed/1 Bath 574 22 0 22
2 Bed/1 Bath 880 13 0 13
3 Bed/1 Bath 1,037 13 0 13
Manger’s Dwelling 931 0 1 1
Totals 49 1 50


35 of the below market rental dwellings would be reserved for Very Low-Income households and 14 to Low-Income households.

Review and Processing Information 

An SB-330 Preliminary Application was submitted on December 15, 2023 (an application for Site Plan and Architectural Review (SPAR) has not been submitted). SB-330 would provide this development with several key benefits:

  • Streamlined public review process - Public review of a project’s required General Application(s) is maintained; however, the number of public hearings or meetings is limited to five, including any appeal public hearing, for any project that is consistent with the general plan and objective standards in place when an application is deemed complete.
  • Constrained review timeframe - Planning review is still conducted by City staff; however, the amount of time allowed for the City to approve a project that is subject to an EIR is limited by SB 330.
  • Establishes opportunity to vest current regulations - SB-330 eligible projects are guaranteed to be processed under applicable regulations in place at the time when eligibility is determined. This guarantee is referred to as “vesting of rights.”


More information on the SB-330 processing timeline can be found online.

Project Details

APN(s): 007-022-065
Address: 817, 821, & 825 East Washington Street
Zoning: MU1A (Mixed Use 1A)
File Number: PLPR-2023-0006
Applicant: Lauren Fuhrey
MidPen Housing Corp.
350 College Ave, Ste 250
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
[email protected]


Project Documents

Public Meetings

  • N/A - No action is to be taken.

Staff Contact

Greg Powell
Principal Planner
[email protected]

Planning Division
11 English Street
Petaluma, CA

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