RIVERHOUSE FAQ

What is RiverHouse?

RiverHouse is a proposed ‘Cottage Court’ located at 125 Kennedy Lane.  Cottage Courts are developments that cluster homes around a shared green space, in order to create  a more intentional neighborhood.

 

How many homes will be at RiverHouse?

RiverHouse will consist of five single family detached cottages, and three accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on .9 acres. Homes will be smaller in keeping with market trends for more efficient, high quality living spaces.

 

What are the community benefits of RiverHouse?

The project transforms a well-located, large single lot with existing utilities into an efficient neighborhood of five new homes and three Accessory Dwelling Units.  Adjacent to the Russian River, RiverHouse will provide increased stewardship along its riparian edge, and reduce threats to the watershed by removing an existing septic system and underground storage tank.

 

Is this kind of development permitted in Healdsburg?

RiverHouse has been designed under the site’s existing R1-6000 zoning, which requires a minimum of 6,000 SF lots.  It also complies with the City’s General Plan under the MR land use classification, and as an infill development qualifies for a CEQA exemption after careful review state statutes and site criteria.

 

Will RiverHouse be subject to the Healdsburg’s Growth Management Ordinance?

Yes.  Like all new, market rate residential development in Healdsburg, RiverHouse can only be built after it receives the requisite number of ‘housing allocations’, of which there are 30 per year.

 

For more information contact: jim@urbangreen.net

Version 2.0 Created January 8th, 2019

Source: UrbanGreen Development