Also: Tracking the Target proposals; new phase for Napa GatewayRoseland School District just revived the go-ahead for its $26 million, 12-acre Roseland Creek Elementary project on 12 acres along Burbank Avenue in southwest Santa Rosa, according to project designer TLCD Architecture of Santa Rosa. The project has been on hold for three years because of a lack of state funds, which were just released for the project.
The project would accommodate 750 students and is needed because of crammed classrooms at Roseland and Sheppard elementary schools, according to Superintendent Gail Ahlas.
The three-building project would have two stories, an atypical feature for elementary schools in the North Bay but one that allows for more playground area, according to TLCD.
The design team includes local firms Brelje & Race Consulting Engineers, ZFA Structural Engineers, Engineering Enterprises and geotechnical firm RGH.
Proposed Target department stores are getting mixed receptions throughout the North Bay. The San Rafael City Council put off a vote on a 137,000-square-foot store in the Shoreline Center until Dec. 20 amid opposition. The city Planning Commission in November voted 5-2 to recommend approval, provided that Target cut 50 parking spaces and commit to landscaping upkeep.
A 139,000-square-foot Target store is set to anchor Regency Centers' 375,000-square-foot East Washington Place regional mall in west Petaluma. The development along with other large ones in the city, has weathered legal challenges but was approved in February. Recently, Friedman's Home Improvement said it wouldn't be a second anchor for the project.
Meanwhile, the Windsor Town Council earlier this month gave a warm reception to an initial presentation by Santa Rosa-based developer The Provost Group on a 277,000-square-foot shopping center called Shiloh Marketplace.
Target has been considering the 145,000-square-foot anchor-tenant spot in that center, which would occupy the 40-acre Olaf family ranch at the northwest corner of the Shiloh Road and Highway 101 interchange, across the freeway from Shiloh Center, anchored by Wal-Mart and Home Depot.
Council comments from that presentation are being formulated into a project application to be submitted early next year, according to Jim Provost. The planned completion date for the anchor space is 2012.
He helped Fountaingrove Village secure street parking to accommodate more visitors to Santi's restaurant and Traverso's market. Mr. Provost also consulted with the Smith family on an idea for a shopping center at the north end of Windsor.
The Sene Trust sold the 10,000-square-foot former Pacific Union real estate office at 189 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Greenbrae to 189 SFD LLC, led by the Douglas family that operates Douglas Telecommunications, located a short distance away at 125 E. Sir Francis Drake in Larkspur.
Tim McGaw, company president, said the now-vacant Greenbrae building could be held as an investment, partly occupied by Douglas Telecom or a combination of both. He declined to comment on the transaction.
The building was built in 1968, and the trust purchased it in 1998. The building sold for $4.9 million, or about $486 a square foot, according to CoStar Realty Information.