In 2016, Sonoma County voted by 81% to protect community separators, the green spaces between our towns and cities. Now the community separators will be put to the test.
A new luxury resort and event center has been proposed in the community separator on burned lands on the edge of Santa Rosa. This plan was put forward in the past under a different name, but made little progress before being delayed by the fires. Now a Marin-based developer, who purchased the land after it burned, has revived the plan under the name Solstice Sonoma.
Here’s why we need you to help stop the Buzzard’s Gulch/Solstice Sonoma luxury resort and event center:
- Planned for land within the protected community separator, a stretch of greenbelt along Old Redwood Highway between Santa Rosa and Windsor
- Sits right outside of Santa Rosa’s urban growth boundary
- In wildfire burned area of Fountaingrove and Larkfield Wikiup where hundreds of people lost their homes and are slowly rebuilding
- Next door to the historic Cloverleaf Ranch, a youth horseback riding camp that is struggling to rebuild after the fires
- A dozen luxury 1, 2, and 3 bedroom wine country party houses on rural land
- Hundreds of weddings and high-end events all year until late at night
- Threatens the creek, groundwater, mature oaks, air and climate with increased pollution
- Will bring more low-paying tourist-serving jobs that will exacerbate the housing crisis
Please help us stop the Buzzard’s Gulch/Solstice Sonoma Luxury Resort!
You can also contact North Bay Regional Director Teri Shore for more information on how to get involved with this campaign.
Photo: Teri Shore