What’s Next?

With unanimous approval of the Tentative Parcel Map for 131 Kennedy Lane, RiverHouse has completed all its discretionary approvals. The next steps include securing construction permits for each residence, and then Growth Management Allocations to allow construction of the homes.

Project History

MAY 14, 2019

On Tuesday May 14, 2019 the Healdsburg Planning Commission unanimously approved the Tentative Parcel Map and Design Review Package for 131 Kennedy Lane the three adjoining lots to 125 Kennedy Lane. This is the final discretionary approval and paves the way for final permits to be secured in advance of construction.  

MAY 9, 2019

On Thursday, May 9, 2019 neighbors and the community were invited to preview plans in advance of the Planning Commission hearing and provide comments or questions on the project. Twenty people joined us for an pop-up happy hour at Portalupi Wine to see renderings, plans and discuss the project schedule.

Planning Commission Design Review Hearing
August 28, 2018

As part of a regularly scheduled Planning Commission Meeting, the RiverHouse team provided their formal Design Review presentation. Comments and input provided at the prior workshop were addressed and the proposed architecture, colors, materials, landscape, lighting and fence designs were presented for final approval.  After 45 minutes of deliberation, the project was unanimously approved by the six Commissioners.

Planning Commission Design Workshop
May 1, 2018

In a special ‘work session’ of the Healdsburg Planning Commission, the RiverHouse design team shared a more detailed look at proposed architectural floor plans, elevations, colors and materials.  Also discussed in this interactive work session was the refined site plan, parking, fence designs and requested variances.  No decisions were made, but an opportunity for public comment was provided to attendees.  The primary purpose was to provide direction and input to the applicant before they undertake a more formal design submission. The presentation can be viewed here.

Neighborhood Design 'Pop-Up'
April 29, 2018

Prior to the May 1st Planning Commission work session, the neighbors of 125 Kennedy were invited to drop in and preview our design concepts. The open house was held in the garage behind 125 Kennedy Lane. About 15 neighbors from Presidential & Riverview Estates attended.

City Council Hearing
April 16, 2018

With a favorable recommendation from the Planning Commission, the City Council unanimously approved the Tentative Map for RiverHouse at the April 16th City Council meeting.

The project now moves back to Planning Commission for Design Review and approval of project design elements including architecture, material, colors, landscape, lighting and fencing.  If this stage is approved the project goes into detailed construction documentation and permitting. Once full building permits are received, the project is able to receive Growth Management allocations as they become available.

Planning Commission Hearing

Download the slideshow presentation given to the Planning Commission here.

View the Planning Commission Hearing video here.

View the Public Testimony and Commissioner Discussion video here.

Planning Commission Public Hearing
March 13, 2018

The Planning Commission had its first public hearing for RiverHouse before a full house at City Council Chambers.  Over twelve people provided public testimony, with everyone speaking in favor of the project for its innovative approach and use of the site, the developer’s outreach efforts and willingness to listen to neighborhood concerns, and the provision of new housing types include Accessory Dwelling Units.  The Commissioners asked questions about planned variances, size of the proposed homes, provision of parking and retention of existing trees. After about 30 minutes of deliberations, the Commission voted 5-0 in favor of recommending approval of the proposed Tentative Map by the City Council.

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‘Pop-up’ Neighborhood Q+A

March 11, 2018

Based on requests from neighborhoods, an informal ‘pop-up’ question and answer session was held at the 125 Kennedy site, on Sunday March 11th.  Explanatory presentation boards were shared neighbors that responded to a NextDoor post.  Informal Q+A was provided by Jim Heid, FASLA and Marty McGraw and people walked the site to understand the relationship of proposed buildings to existing conditions.


Open House Information Session

February 28, 2018

We hosted  an Open House to share project concepts and answer questions in advance of the Planning Commission hearing on February 28th at Hudson Street Winery, 428 Hudson Avenue (in Roma Station).

With most approvals complete, the next stage of the project will be construction. Return to this site to see our progrees and get project utpdates.