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Springs Project may get $750K grant

The Springs Project, an affordable housing mixed-use complex proposed next to the Sonoma Charter School on Highway 12, took another step closer to becoming a reality.

MidPen, the developer of the 60-unit family complex, recently received a recommendation for a $750,000 grant from the county’s Community Development Commission. The county’s board of supervisors, acting as the CDC’s board, will have the ultimate say when the matter comes before it in November.

The CDC had $1.5 million in affordable housing funds for the coming year, and it had five projects vying for the money, but applications for two of the projects were withdrawn, leaving three in the running. The CDC ultimately recommended that $1.5 million be divided equally between MidPen and a Burbank Housing project in the Roseland area of Santa Rosa.

John Haig, the CDC’s capital programs manager, said both MidPen and Burbank will receive $750,000.

“The Burbank Crossroads project has been in the process for about 10 years,” he said. “And the CDC has been looking at the site in the Springs (for affordable housing) for quite a while.”


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