North Bay business news from Larkfield wildfire rebuild, Santa Rosa Junior College, First Street Napa and more
Stonefield Development has secured permits from the county of Sonoma for its 15-home group rebuild at Larkfield Estates. The homes being rebuilt were all destroyed in last year's wildfires.
Stonefield expects to break ground on the Larkfield Estates homes in late September and complete the rebuild in spring of 2019. Additionally, Stonefield is rebuilding 78 homes in Santa Rosa's Mark West Estates, many of which are already under construction.
According to the Orange County-based company, Stonefield has managed three other group-rebuild projects over the past 14 years after wildfires in California before rebuilding in Santa Rosa. The company established a local office when it committed to rebuilding homes in Santa Rosa and has exclusively used Northern California trade partners and sub-contractors.
Stonefield organized the largest group rebuild in California of 81 homes after the 2003 Cedar Fire and had subsequent group rebuilds, including the 2007 Witch Creek Fire and 2008 Freeway Complex fire, rebuilding over 100 homes.
Santa Rosa Junior College will host a Day of Remembrance and Gratitude in recognition of the one-year anniversary of the fires that burned large areas of Santa Rosa and surrounding areas in Oct. 2017. The event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. in the Larry Bertolini Student Center, Girvin Family Student Activities Center on the Santa Rosa campus.
The free event will include two showings of “Urban Inferno: The Night Santa Rosa Burned” a locally made documentary on the Tubbs fire, which began on Oct. 8, 2017. Writer, director, and producer Dr. Stephen Seager will be in attendance along with special guest KSRO Morning News host Pat Kerrigan. The showings will occur at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.