With the SMART Train commuter rail system will come a growing number of commuters. So plans are being formulated to build new neighborhoods around the train stations to accommodate them. Today we look at that process in northern Santa Rosa.
Ben Boyce of the Accountable Development Coalition observes that the already completed area plan for SMART station in Old Railroad Square will serve as a model for other areas, and a community asset, once funding to begin building it becomes available.
The "SMART Step Forward" discussion will be held from 6:30-8:30 Thursday evening, ay 17 at the Steele Lane Community Center in Santa Rosa. The study area that will be covered by the plan is shown in the map below.